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Dr. Younus Y. Mirza

Affiliated Adjunct Faculty
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150

Education

  • Ph.D. Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
  • M.A. Arab Studies, Georgetown University
  • B.S. Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Younus Y. Mirza

Affiliated Adjunct Faculty

Biography

Dr. Younus Y. Mirza is a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and the Founding Director of Global Virtual Learning at Shenandoah University.  He defended his dissertation in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University and has taught at Millsaps and Allegheny Colleges. 

His current research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an and the shared stories between them.  He is a co-author of the book The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition and has published in various journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), the Journal of Qur’anic Studies (JQS) and Islam Christian-Muslim Relations (ICMR). 

In his teaching, he has been profiled by Interfaith America and has won a teaching award for his First Year Seminar course.  He regularly teaches classes on the Qur’an,  Biblical and Qur’anic Prophets, Marriage, and Sexuality in Islam, and Islam and other religions.

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