Dr Faissal Hameed

Associate Lecturer – Islamic Identities


Faissal Hameed is Associate Lecturer for Islamic Identities at Chichester University and Field of Study Convenor and Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern History and Politics at the Foundation for International Education, London. He has a BA (Hons) in the History and Politics of the Middle East and an MA in African/Asian History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a PhD in the Politics of Islamic Revivalism in South Asia from the University of Birmingham.

Faissal’s academic specialisation is in the fields of the modern history of the Middle East and Islamic societies and in contemporary Islam and its relations to politics in the Muslim world. He has offered seminars at various national and international fora and has taught at the University of Birmingham; Birkbeck, University of London and Richmond, the American International University in London.

Previously Faissal served as Director of Academics at FIE; Academic Coordinator and Lecturer at the Muslim College, London; and Programme Director at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests focus on the politics of Islamic identity in Pakistan. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has co-edited a book titled ‘Confronting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: An exploration of their socio-historic and theological roots’.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Faissal Hameed and Mehri Niknam (editors), Confronting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: An Exploration of their Socio-Historic and Theological Roots, London, 2011

PhD Supervision

Islamic Activism in South Asia: Reasons for the electoral under-achievement of the Jamaat-i Islami of Pakistan, 1947-1977

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Rebecca Swyer
Associate Lecturer
Dr Hannah M. Strømmen
Reader in Biblical Studies
Professor Graeme Smith
Professor of Public Theology

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