Dr. Mir Zohair Hussain
Doctor of Philosophy, International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania (August 1985)
Master of Arts, International Relations, University of Pennsylvania (May 1979)
Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania (May 1975)
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Political Science, and International Relations, University of Pennsylvania (December 1973)
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland (August 1972)
Mir Zohair Husain is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, where he teaches courses in Political Science and International Studies. After receiving his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, he accepted a faculty position at the University of South Alabama in September 1986. During his years at USA, Dr. Husain has taught a thirty-four different Political Science and International Studies courses. He has published two editions of Global Islamic Politics with Pearson Longman and Global Studies: Islam and the Muslim World with McGraw-Hill. Aside from the aforementioned books, he has coauthored (with David M. Rosenbaum) an Instructor's Manual and Testbank to Accompany Global Islamic Politics with HarperCollins College Publishers, and published twenty-two articles in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. Additionally, he has presented over fifty-four research papers at regional, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Husain is the three-time recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Council of International Student Organizations (1995, 2003, and 2006); was twice nominated for the USA Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award (1993 and 1999): first by the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, and second by the Chair of Political Science and Criminal Justice, with endorsements from many professors, staff members, administrators, and students; is the two-time recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award presented by USA’s Office of Campus Involvement and the Student Government Association (2004 and 2008); was twice awarded the “Top Prof.” by the Azalea Chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society and USA’s Student Government Association (2008 and 2011); earned the Fulbright Teaching Award as a result of which he spent nine months at Cairo University (2009-2010); received the Andy and Carol Denny National Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2012); was named “Scholar of the Year” for 2013 by USA’s Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (one of the oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines in the U.S.); recognized as one of the Fifty Outstanding Faculty Members in USA’s fifty year history for teaching, research, and service (May 2013); and received USA’s College of Arts and Sciences’ “Teaching Excellence Award” in October 2015.
Islam and the Muslim World
Middle East Politics
South Asian Politics
The Study of Comparative Leadership
Global Studies: Islam and the Muslim World. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill, December 2005 (Copyright 2006).
Global Islamic Politics, 2nd ed., New York: Longman Publishers, August 2002 (Copyright 2003).
Global Islamic Politics, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, July 1994 (Copyright 1995).
Instructor's Manual and Testbank to Accompany Global Islamic Politics, published with David M. Rosenbaum. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994.
Peer-Reviewed Articles PublishedSee More
“Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Concise Comparative Study” The
Journal of South Asian Studies (JSAS), Vol. 4, No.3, October 2016, pp.69-79.
“Influences of Leadership Traits: A Comparative Overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman,” published with Brian S. Ward and Daniel Commander in White House Studies, Nova Publishers, Vol. 13, Issue 4, October 2016, pages 337-361.
“American and Egyptian Culture: A Brief Comparison,” published with Mike McMullen in the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, Routledge Publishers, Vol. 12, No. 2, July 2010, pp. 114-130.
“What Muslims Want,” in Ned Basic, ed., Rethinking Global Terrorism. International Islamic University in Islamabad, HRCPC University in Bihac and International University Consortium, February 2009. [Originally entitled “What Muslims Want in the Post-9/11 Era?” and published in Univerzitet u Bihacu in Bosnia (former Yugoslavia) Research Papers Vol. IV, Nos. 3-2, 2004, pp. 491-506].
“The Palestinians and the Kurds: A Comparative Analysis,” with Dr. Nader Entessar in Dr. Santosh C. Saha’s edited book entitled Ethnicity and Socio-political Change in Africa and Other Developing Countries: A Constructive Discourse in State Building, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, March 2008, pp. 195-209.
“Kurdish Ethnonationalism: A Concise Overview,” a chapter with Stephen Shumock in Santosh C. Saha’s Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict, New York: Lexington Books, February 2006, pp. 269-293.
“Islam” in the Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics, ed. Martin Griffiths. New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. 462-469.
Thirteen “Let’s Debate the Issue” articles/boxes, which were reviewed by six reviewers and published in Joshua S. Goldstein’s International Relations 6/e in July 2004, New York: Longman, copyright 2005 (each global issue is at least two large printed pages in length); Revised versions of the thirteen “Let’s Debate the Issue” boxes were republished in International Relations as the 6th update ed. (2005), 7th ed. (2006), 7th update ed. (2007), and 8th ed. (2008) by Joshua S. Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse, New York: Longman.
“What Muslims Want in the Post-9/11 Era?” Univerzitet u Bihacu in Bosnia (former Yugoslavia) Research Papers Vol. IV, Nos. 3-2, 2004, pp. 491-506.
“Islamism in Central Asia,” with David M. Rosenbaum in Santosh C. Saha and Thomas K. Carr, eds., Religious Fundamentalism and Public Policy: Global Perspectives, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. (Originally published as a chapter entitled “Islamic Revival in Central Asia,” in Global Islamic Politics, 1st edition, New York: Harper Collins, 1995).
“Perceiving Islam: The Causes and Consequences of Islamophobia in the Western Mass Media,” with David M. Rosenbaum, in Dr. Santosh Saha and Thomas Carr eds. Fundamentalism: Critical Social and Political Issues in the Contemporary World, New York: Lexington Books, 2004.
“The Politics of Islam in Pakistan,” in Santosh C. Saha and Thomas K. Carr, eds., Religious Fundamentalism in Developing Countries, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001, pp. 9-48.
“The Ideologization of Islam: Meaning, Manifestations and Causes,” in A. Jerichow and J. Maek Simonsen, eds., Islam in a Changing World: Europe and the Middle East, Richmond Surrey, United Kingdom: Curzon Press, 1997, pp. 91-127.
“Islam in Pakistan Under Bhutto and Zia-ul-Haq,” in Hussin Mutalib and Taj ul-Islam Hashmi, eds., Islam, Muslims and the Modern State: Case Studies of Muslims in Thirteen Countries, London: Macmillan Publishing Company and New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1994, pp. 47-79.
“Typology of Islamic Revivalists” in Sheikh R. Ali, ed., The Third World at the Crossroads New York: Praegar Publishers, 1989, pp. 57-67.
“The Prototypical Muslim Pragmatist and Unconventional Islamic Revivalist: Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1875-1949),” Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society (Pakistan), Vol. 36, Part IV, October 1988, pp. 325-335.
“Muslim Modernists: The Torch-Bearers of Progressive Islam,” The Islamic Quarterly (England), Vol. 31, No. 3, 1987, pp. 194-204.
“Major Differences Between American and Pakistani Ways of Life,” Asian Review (America), Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 1987, pp. 4-7.
“Ayatollah Ruhollah al-Musavi al-Khomeini,” The Search: Journal for Arab and Islamic Studies (America), Vol. 7, Winter 1986, pp. 115-127.
“Iqbal on the Islamic Agenda,” Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (England), Vol. 7, No. 2, July 1986, pp. 621-622.
“Maulana Sayyid Abul A'la Maududi: Founder of the Fundamentalist Jammat-e-Islami,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (Australia), Vol. 9, No. 1, June 1986, pp. 61-82.
“Maulana Abd al-Bari Farangi Mahalli: Scholar and Political Activist,” Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (Pakistan), Vol. 7, No. 1, January-June 1986, pp. 41-44.
“The Code of Hammurabi,” (with Stephen Costanza) accepted for publication in The Encyclopedia of Corrections, Wiley Publishers, and will be published in Spring 2018.