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 is assistant professor of Muslim studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her primary area of research is the poetics and hermeneutics of Qur'anic narrative structure, often utilizing insights from Biblical studies and literary theory. Her secondary area of research is Islamic legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh), occasionally from a feminist perspective. Her most recent publication is The Al-Baqara Crescendo: Understanding the Qur'an' Style, Narrative, Structure and Running Themes (Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017). She is currently working on her second book, a co-edited volume entitled Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justic: Processes of Canonization, Subversion, and Change.
In 2014, Nevin was the recipient 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.