Mahan Mirza is Professor of the Practice at the Contending Modernities research initiative within the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the lead faculty member for implementing the Contending Modernities “Madrasa Discourses” project. From 2013-2016, Mirza served as dean of faculty at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He has taught courses in Arabic-Islamic studies, western religions, and the history of science, along with foundational subjects in the liberal arts including logic, rhetoric, law, astronomy, ethics, and politics at California State-Chico, Zaytuna, Notre Dame, and Yale, from where he earned a doctorate in religious studies. Mirza also holds an MA from Hartford Seminary. He has edited two special issues of The Muslim World and served as assistant editor for the Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought.
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