BADER MOUSA AL-SAIF - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
Photo of Bader Mousa Al-Saif

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office Location: ICC 241

Bader Mousa Al-Saif, M.A., M.T.S., Ed.M., is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Georgetown University with a focus on the modern and contemporary history of the Middle East and North Africa, the history and study of Islam, Islamic thought, intellectual & conceptual history, and religious renewal. His article, “Neither Fulul nor Ikhwan: Abdulrahman Yusuf and the Rise of an Alternative Current in Post-Morsi Egypt,” appears in Mathal, the Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies. His co-authored chapter, “Higher Education and Contestation in the State of Kuwait after the Arab Spring: Identity Construction and Ideologies of Domination in the American University of Kuwait,” is in an edited volume on Education & the Arab Spring. Al-Saif’s two encyclopedia entries on Islamic renewal and Kuwait and war are respectively published in ABC-Clio’s Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia and The Sage Encyclopedia of War. His chapter on “Musulman-e Marksisti: The Islamic Modernism of Ali Shariati in Religion vs. Religion” is in Brill’s Ali Shariati & the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution, & the Role of the Intellectual. An article on “The Transnationalism of Islam and Hip Hop between America and the Middle East” is forthcoming in Revue. In 2014, Common Ground Publishing endowed Al-Saif with the Graduate Scholar Award. He is the founding president of Al-Saif Consulting, focusing on public policy research and strategy formulation, education and curricular development, inter-religious dialogue, and youth empowerment. Al-Saif has also held senior positions in the private and public sectors in Kuwait. Al-Saif has conducted research in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Yemen. Al-Saif holds a Master of Education and a Master of Theology, both with honors from Harvard University, a Master of Law with distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a Master of History with honors from Georgetown University. In Morocco, he received intense training on the Islamic religious sciences from scholars affiliated with al-Qarawiyyin University. Al-Saif graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a double major in political science and history.