Zaid Adhami

Zaid Adhami
Assistant Professor of Religion

Office: Hollander Hall Rm 208
Office Phone: (413) 597-6659
Email: [email protected]


B.A.: Stanford University
M.A.: Stanford University
Ph.D.: Duke University


REL 106 – Is God Dead? Secularization in the Modern World
REL 110 – Living Religion: The Study of Religion in Everyday Life
REL 200 – What is Religion? Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion
REL 226 – Spiritual But Not Religious
REL 233 – Islam and the West: A Clash of Civilizations?
REL 237 – Islam in the United States: Race, Religion, and Politics
REL 238 – Faith and Rationality in Islam
REL 266 – American Muslim Literature
REL 348 – Religion and Reason

Research Areas:

  • Islam and Muslims in the United States
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Secularization, belief, and doubt
  • Religion and race
  • Islamic theology and philosophy

Selected Publications:

“The Crisis of Faith in American Islam: Between Personal Experience and Authority,” in Maydan, 2018. 

“W.D. Muhammad’s Hermeneutics of the Second Resurrection,” in The Handbook on African American Islam, edited by Aminah McCloud. Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Los Angeles Mosques Institutionalize Charity and Service.” Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, 2010.