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Aminah Beverly Al-Deen

  • amccloud@depaul.edu
  • Professor
  • ​Ph.D., Temple University​​​​​​
  • Religious Studies
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-1290
  • ​LPC 2327 N Racine, Ste. 104 

Dr. Al-Deen is professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University. In 2006 she founded the nation’s first undergraduate baccalaureate program in Islamic World Studies. She is the former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Islamic Law & Culture. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, History of Arab Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots for Greenwood Press. Her book publications include: African American Islam, Questions of Faith, Transnational Muslims in America, Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century, Global Muslims in the 21st Century and Muslim Ethics in the 21st Century.

Dr. Al-Deen is a Senior Fulbright Scholar, an advisory board member of the Institute for Social and Policy Understanding, a board member of The American Islamic College, an executive board member of IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network) and the American editor for the Muslim Minorities in the West Series for Brill Publishers. She also ran a 10-week “Exploring Muslim Cultures” program with 22 lectures and is the Editor of Anthropology and Ethnology Open Access Journal.

Research Interests

- Islam and Muslims in the U.S. and Europe
- American and Islamic Law
- Bio-medical Issues

Courses Frequently Taught
- IWS 217​/ REL 217​ "Islam in Global Contexts"​
- IWS 266​/ REL 266​ "Islam in the United States"
IWS 270​ "Islamic Ethics: Bio-medical Issues"​
- IWS 272​/ REL 272​ "Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures"