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Hussein Rashid

Professor of Religion, The New School
New York, NY

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Hussein Rashid teaches religious and cultural literacy to facilitate a widespread understanding of Islam and educate against anti-Muslim bias.


Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He currently teaches in The New School’s Department of Religion. He works with a variety of NGOs, foundations, non-profits, and governmental agencies for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation.

His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture, and has a background in South and Central Asian studies, with an interest in Shi’i theology. He worked with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert for their “America to Zanzibar” exhibit. He was also featured in the video, The Secret History of Muslim in the US.


  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture

Issue Areas

Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, Interfaith Relations, Arts

Articles, Publications and Appearances

Religion For Breakfast | Feb 05, 2018
What Teachers Need To Know - Podcast | Dec 13, 2017
News Beat - Podcast | Aug 24, 2017
Candid Insights podcast | Dec 17, 2018
Medium | Mar 18, 2019