Haroon Moghul is an internationally recognized expert on Islam, U.S. foreign policy and religious identity. He is President of Avenue Meem, a new media platform for telling Muslim stories and creating conversations that don't happen elsewhere.
Haroon has appeared on all major American media networks, and has been published at Quartz, Washington Post, Boston Review, CNN, Foreign Policy, Guardian and Haaretz. He is the author of a novel, The Order of Light, which was also translated into French, and an upcoming memoir, How to be a Muslim: An American Story (Beacon 2017).
He is already at work on a new series of novels.
A Senior Correspondent at Religion Dispatches, Haroon has also been a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, and with the New America Foundation's National Security Studies Program.
In 2013, he was selected for the inaugural class of the Muslim Leadership Initiative at the Shalom Hartman Institute, which is a unique project engaging American Muslim leaders to understand Judaism and Jewish texts through their own interpreters.
Haroon was selected one of 500 Muslim Global Leaders of Tomorrow, has served as the Director of Public Relations at the Islamic Center at New York University, and is part of the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He travels widely across the United States and the world, and lives in Brooklyn.
Ph.D. Candidate Columbia University
American Muslims , Middle East Politics , Civil Liberties , Civil Rights , Foreign Policy , International Relations , Islam and Democracy , Islamophobia , Media , Muslim Youth , Muslims in the West , National Security , South Asian Politics