Dr. Mohammed Bushra

Dr. Mohammed Bushra

Adjunct Faculty
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150


  • Ph.D., Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
  • M.S., Political Theory, London School of Economics
  • M.A., Islamic Studies, University of Khartoum
  • M.Eng., Systems Engineering, Loughborough University

Dr. Mohammed El-Sayed Bushra

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Mohammed El-Sayed Bushra is a teaching fellow at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he teaches courses in the Religion Program and the Politics Program. He completed his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, where he worked on 19th/20th-century transnational Islamic discourses of reform, with findings spanning Central Asia, Russia, China, Japan, India, the Ottoman domains, and Saudi Arabia. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Khartoum, and an MEng in Systems Engineering from Loughborough University.

Mohammed’s research spans multiple disciplines, including intellectual history and political theory, with a focus on the reception and re-articulation of classical Islamic traditions within the registers of contemporary Islamic movements. He has published his research in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and has presented his research at venues such as The University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and The Middle East Studies Association.

Mohammed is the translator and editor of the Arabic edition of S. Sayyid’s pioneering work of social and political theory, Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014), published in 2018 by the Arab Network for Research and Publishing. He currently serves as the Managing Editor of Muftah Magazine.