Dr Haroon Bashir

Head of Islamic Studies


B.A Arabic. & Islamic Studies
M.St Study of Religion
Ph.D in Islamic Studies


Dr Haroon Bashir is Head of Islamic Studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He completed his Ph.D in Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds. His research, funded by the White Rose College of Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), focused on discourses pertaining to slavery, race, and emancipation within the exegetical and legal traditions of Islam. Prior to this, Dr Bashir read an M.St in the Study of Religion (Dist.) at the University of Oxford and received his B.A in Arabic. & Islamic Studies (I) from the University of Leeds.

Research Interests

· Islam & ‘Modernity’

· Islam, Race & Slavery

· Islamic 'Revivalism and Reform'; Political Islam; Islamism

· Orientalism and the Study of Islam

· Decoloniality and Critical Muslim Studies


• Bashir, Haroon. Black Excellence and the Curse of Ham: Debating Race and Slavery in the Islamic Tradition. ReOrient: Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. 5 (1), 92-116.