Amyn B. Sajoo

Amyn B. Sajoo
Scholar-in-Residence, Limited-Term Lecturer
Harbour Centre 2148, AQ 6223 (Burnaby)
604.412.6848
asajoo@sfu.ca

Education

Doctorate: McGill University, Montreal
LL.B (Hons): University of London, King’s College

Specializing in international relations and history, Amyn Sajoo's current research is at the interface of human rights, public religion, and citizenship—with a regional focus on the Middle East & Islamic world. Sajoo’s early career was with the Canadian departments of Justice and Foreign Affairs in Ottawa. He served as the Canada-ASEAN Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, with fieldwork in Malaysia & Indonesia. This was followed by academic affiliations on both sides of the Atlantic, including at Cambridge, McGill, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London. 

He has contributed extensively to the newsmedia, including the GuardianOpen Democracy, Globe & Mail, CBC Radio, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor. His books include Pluralism in Old Societies and New States (1994), Civil Society in the Muslim World (edited, 2002), Muslim Ethics (2004), and Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination (edited, 2008). He is the general editor of the Muslim Heritage Series (I.B. Tauris-IIS, London), in which the fifth volume, The Shari’a: History, Ethics and Law is forthcoming.

Courses

Spring 2017
IS 451 Core Texts in International Studies
HIST 467 Modern Egypt

Summer 2017
LIB ARTS 123 Who Are We? Populism, Religion & Citizenship
IS 101 Introduction to International Studies: Global Conflict & Co-operation

Fall 2017
IS 309 International Human Rights
IS 315 Introduction to Middle East Politics
HIST 469 Islamic Intellectual & Social History

List of Publications