Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular speciality is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America.
He is the editor for the third edition of World Religions: Western Traditions, a textbook published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Prior to that book, he wrote an introduction to Islam for North Americans entitled Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God (Kelowna: Copper House, 2006). In addition, since 2005, Amir has written over 25 book chapters or scholarly articles about Islam and Muslims.
In both 2008 and 2009, Amir was chosen by vote of LMU students as the Professor of the Year. In 2008, he was appointed a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. For 2011 to 2015, Amir is the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the premier scholarly journal for the study of religion.