Director of Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Theological Studies
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 received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of research is the Qur’an, often enriched with interdisciplinary perspectives from Biblical studies, literary theory and women’s studies. She has a particular interest in Surat al-Baqara, on which she wrote her PhD dissertation, and in Islamic legal theory and political theologies, occasionally publishing her research in both Arabic and English. She has also co-lead several interfaith dialogue seminars over the past eight years.
In 2014, Nevin was the recipients of the Independent Book Publisher award for her contribution to Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran, ed. Brian Arthur Brown, (Plymouth: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012). Her course entitled “Intertwined Texts: Bible and Qur’an in Dialogue” was awarded a generous grant from the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College and The William and Mary Greve Foundation in 2013. She also received the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Women Who Inspire Award in 2010. 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 equality, and by their participation in grassroots activism and civic engagement.