Amanullah De Sondy

Amanullah De Sondy connects the study of religion to the key themes of gender, ethnicity, race, and pluralism. He has taught Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he earned his PhD; the University of Strathclyde; and the University of Stirling in Scotland. While at Glasgow, he was short-listed for the Teaching Excellence Award and was the lead researcher on “Philanthropy for Social Justice in British Muslim Societies,” a project funded by the Ford Foundation. In 2009 he moved from his beloved Scotland to the USA, where he taught religious studies at Ithaca College before joining the University of Miami in 2010. Aman has accepted a position as Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College, Cork (Republic of Ireland) and will leave the University of Miami in May 2015. He has studied Arabic and Islam in France, Jordan, and Syria and has particular interest in Urdu and Punjabi poetry, or ghazals. His first book, The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities, was published with Bloomsbury Academic in January 2014.  The book has been reviewed in The Times Higher Education. A new book project will focus on Islam, gender and sexuality in contemporary Pakistan. In his spare time, he has twice served as an umpire at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London and has run four Scottish half marathons.

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