Ihsan Bagby


Ihsan Bagby


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Ihsan Bagby is an associate professor in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky whose research focuses on Muslims in America. In 2001, he published the results of the first comprehensive study of mosques in America, entitled The Mosque in America: A National Portrait. Based on the 2001 study, Dr. Bagby published four articles, “Imams and Mosque Organizations in the United States” in Muslims in the United States, “A Profile of African American Mosques” in Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, “Attitudes of Mosque Participants Towards America” in A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America, and “The Mosque in the American Public Square” in Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square. Dr. Bagby received his PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan with a specialty in Islamic Law.


PhD Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

  1. American Muslims
  2. American Mosques
  3. Arab Americans
  4. Islamophobia
  5. Muslims in the West


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