Dr Emad El-Din Shahin
CILE Acting Director and Dean of the College of Islamic Studies

Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin is Dean of the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Before joining CIS, he held the Hasib Sabbagh Distinguished Visiting Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies and was a visiting professor of political science at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. 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 was the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2014), and he co-edited with John L. Esposito The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (2013). Previously, Shahin was Interim Provost at HBKU (2019 – 2021), a distinguished visiting scholar at Columbia University (2014 – 2015), and a public policy scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2014).