Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies
B.Sc., Cairo University, 1989
M.A., University of Toronto, 2003
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2010
Office: Room 215
Tel.: (416) 813-4056
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Nevin Reda (El-Tahry) is Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies at Emmanuel College. Prior to joining Emmanuel’s Faculty on July 1, 2012, Nevin taught extensively at both the University of Toronto and Huron College. Her research focuses on Islamic history, classical and modern Islamic thought, the Qur’an, Sufism, Shi’ism, Islamic law, women, and ethics. Nevin holds a PhD from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD minor in the area of Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Toronto.
Presently Nevin is an active member in both the Women’s Islamic Initiative for Spirituality and Equality, and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Women Who Inspire award. This award is given each year to five Canadian Muslim women who serve as role models for girls and women through their commitment to improving the lives of others, to women’s quality, and by their participation in grassroots activism and civic engagement.
From 2009-2011, Nevin served as Coordinator for Emmanuel’s Canadian Certificate in Muslim Studies Program. Nevin was instrumental in advising Emmanuel College through the process that led to the inception and development of the certificate program.