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Ermin Sinanović

Ermin Sinanovic

Executive Director, Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW), Shenandoah University

Ermin Sinanović is the executive director of the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW) at Shenandoah University, where he is also a Scholar in Residence. Before joining CICW, he was the director of research and academic programs at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He taught 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, Islamist activism, politics of Southeast Asia, contemporary Islamic thought, and institutionalization of Islam in the Balkans and Southeast Asia. He speaks Bosnian, English, Arabic, and Malay.

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  • SEAP Faculty Associate in Research


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