Ermin Sinanović is the Director of Research and Academic Programs at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he is also the director of the Fairfax Institute. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
He studied for an MA and a PhD in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His research interests include transnational Islamic revival, revival and reform in Islam, Islamic political thought, Southeast Asian politics, and Islam and politics in general. He speaks Bosnian, English, Arabic, and Malay.