Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin is a professor and former dean of HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies (CIS), Qatar Foundation (2016-2022). Before joining CIS, he was the Hasib Sabbagh Distinguished Visiting Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, a visiting professor of Political Science at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics.
Dr. Shahin holds a PhD (1989) from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MA (1983) and a BA (1980) from the American University in Cairo. He has taught in leading universities in the United States including Harvard, Notre Dame, Georgetown, George Washington, and Boston Universities.
His research and teaching interests focus on Islam and Politics, Comparative Politics, Democracy, and Political Reform in Muslim societies. Dr. Shahin has authored, co-authored, and co-edited six books and has more than 50 scholarly publications including journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. His publications include Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements in North Africa (1998), co-editorship with Nathan Brown of The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (2010); and co-authorship of Islam and Democracy (2005 in Arabic). He is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2014) and co-editor with John L. Esposito of The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (2013).
Previously, Shahin was Interim Provost at HBKU (July 2019–March 2021), a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (April 2014–March 15), public policy scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (February–August 2014). He was the Henry R. Luce Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (2009–2012). He was visiting associate professor in the department of Government at Harvard University (2006–2009), faculty affiliate with the Kennedy School of Government, and visiting scholar in the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School (2006–2007).
Dr. Shahin was nominated two years in a row for the Harvard University Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize, May 2007 and May 2008; and is the recipient of the AUC Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the Academic Year 2001–2002.
HBKUJuly 2019 – March 2021
College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University,QatarDecember 2016 – 2022
Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University2017 – Present
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown UniversityNov. 2015 – Dec. 2016
Georgetown University, School of Foreign ServiceAugust 2014 – Dec 2016
Columbia UniversityApril 1, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsFebruary 2014 – August 2014
School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in CairoTenured, 2012
University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies2009 – 2012
University of Notre Dame Courses: Globalization, Development and Democracy in the Middle East; Islam and Politics in the Middle East; Islam and Modernity; Non-Violent and Violent Revolutions in the Arab World.2009 – 2012
Courses: Comparative Politics and the Middle East; Globalization, Development, and the Middle East; Contemporary Political Islam; Contemporary Arab Political and Social Thought.January 2006 – July 2009
Boston University, Lecturer Course: Islam and Middle East PoliticsFall 2007 – July 2009
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Belfer Center, the Dubai InitiativeJune 2007 – June 2008
Harvard University, Department of Government Course: Contemporary Political IslamSpring 2006
Harvard University, Law School, Islamic Legal Studies ProgramSpring 2006
Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Courses: Comparative Governments of the Middle East; Post-Revolutionary EgyptFall 2005
George Washington University, Washington, DC, International Relations and Political Science Courses: Culture and International AffairsJanuary 1998 – June 1998
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (01/96-12/97) Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Science Courses: • Graduate: Muslim Societies and the West, Islamic Civilization, Political Science Module • Undergraduate: Comparative Political Systems, International Relations, Introduction to the Study of Islamic Civilization, Contemporary World HistoryJanuary 1996 – December 1997
George Washington University, Washington, DC Comparative Politics and Political Science Courses: • Graduate: North African Governments and International Relations • Undergraduate: Comparative Politics of the Middle EastFall 1994, Fall 1995
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, SAIS, Washington, DCNovember 1989
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, SAIS, Washington, DC1984
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, Egypt1983
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, Egypt1980
(Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press). Paperback edition.1998