Dr. Amanullah De Sondy

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam
Location University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Introduction De Sondy connects the study of religion to the key themes of gender, ethnicity, race, and pluralism. He has taught Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he earned his PhD; the Uni of Strathclyde; and the Uni of Stirling in Scotland. While at Glasgow, he was short-listed for the Teaching Excellence Award and was the lead researcher on "Philanthropy for Social Justice in British Muslim Societies," funded by the Ford Foundation. In 2009 he moved from his beloved Scotland to the USA, where he taught religious studies at Ithaca College and the University of Miami till 2015. He has studied Arabic and Islam in France, Jordan, and Syria and has particular interest in Urdu and Punjabi poetry, or ghazals. His first book, The 'Crisis of Islamic Masculinities', was published with Bloomsbury Academic. In his spare time, he has twice served as an umpire at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London and has run four Scottish half marathons and the Miami half marathon. Aman is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Thought for the Day’.