Mohammed El-Sayed BushraMohammed El-Sayed Bushra

MEng Hons (Loughborough)
MA (Khartoum)
PhD (Georgetown)

Teaching Fellow, Islamic Studies
Room: 4S10, 4th Floor, Te Tumu Building (Richardson South Tower)

Mohammed completed his doctorate in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, where he worked on 19th/20th century transnational Islamic discourses of reform, with findings spanning Central Asia, Russia, China, Japan, India, the Ottoman domains, and Saudi Arabia. Previously, he studied Political Theory at the London School of Economics, Islamic Studies at the University of Khartoum, and Systems Engineering at Loughborough University. He has taught within the Politics Programme at the University of Otago, Georgetown University, and Sudan University of Science and Technology. In 2023, he is teaching Representing Islam (RELS220/320).

Mohammed’s research spans multiple disciplines, including intellectual history and political theory, with a focus on the reception and rearticulation of classical Islamic traditions within the registers of contemporary religious social movements. He has presented his research at venues such as The University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and The Middle East Studies Association. He is the translator and editor of the 2018 Arabic edition of S. Sayyid’s pioneering work of social and political theory, Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014).


Papers taught in 2023

First semester
Representing Islam

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