Professor Adnan Husain
Associate Professor of History, Queen’s University
Adnan A. Husain is Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar of Medieval Mediterranean and Islamic World History at Queen’s University (Ontario). He is also serving as Director of Equity and Diversity Projects in the Office of the Provost.
He specializes in interreligious and cross-cultural relations among Muslims, Christians, and Jews and how pre-modern histories and traditions can and do inform contemporary controversies, inter-faith dialogues, and the discourses of Islamophobia and anti-semitism.
His monograph, Identity Polemics: Encountering Islam in the Medieval Mediterranean World (1100-1300) is forthcoming. He is co-editor of A Faithful Sea: Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean (1200-1700) (2007) in a series he edits, Islam and the West: Influences, Interactions, Intersections.
He is currently working on a historical study in dialogue with contemporary debates of Muslims in Medieval Europe and their experiences of and religious responses to living as minorities in non-Muslim ruled multi-religious societies.