Biography

Naveed S. Sheikh holds a First Class BA (hons) in Politics and Modern History from the university of Buckingham, where he completed his degree in two years, received five merit prizes for academic excellence, and graduated with the university's highest honour, the Edgar Palamountain Medal of Excellence, presented to him by Lady Thatcher in 1997.

He also has an MA in International Relations (with distinction) from the University of Durham, where his master dissertation received the highest mark since the founding of the Department of Politics. He proceeded to enrol for a Ph.D. at the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge, working on a thesis on nuclear non-/proliferation and identity imaginaries. He has held fellowships at Harvard University (2001-02) and Hosei University in Tokyo (2003-04). He joined SPIRE as a permanent lecturer in International Relations in September 2005.

Research and scholarship

  • Identity and (inter)national security
  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Religion and world politics
  • The global politics of Islam

Teaching

  • Peace, Conflict, and Security
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East - I
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East - II

Selected Publications

  • Sheikh N. 2021. Making Sense of Salafism: Theological foundations, ideological iterations, and political manifestations. In The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Politics and Ideology. Haynes J (Ed.). Routledge. doi> link> full text>
  • Sheikh N. Islam v. Islamic State: Charges, Arguments, and Evidence in the Islamic Case against ISIS. In Building Diplomacy for Peace and Regional Cooperation: Disinformation and Power. Springer.
  • Sheikh N. Reaction, Restoration, and the Return of Alpha-Islam: Wahhabism from Premodern Ideas to Postmodern Identities. In The Routledge Handbook of Non-Violent Extremisms. Routledge.
  • Sheikh N. Against Faux Feminism: The Heroic and the Horrific in Female Suicide Bombing. Peace Review: a journal of social justice.
  • Sheikh N. 2021. The Long Way Home: A Sufi Response to Covid-19. International Journal of Spirituality.

Full Publications Listshow

Books

  • SHEIKH NS. 2003. The New Politics of Islam. Routledge. doi> link>

Journal Articles

  • Sheikh N. Against Faux Feminism: The Heroic and the Horrific in Female Suicide Bombing. Peace Review: a journal of social justice.
  • Sheikh N. 2021. The Long Way Home: A Sufi Response to Covid-19. International Journal of Spirituality.
  • Sheikh N. 2016. Introduction: Mazrui, the Man, the Mission, the Movement. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.
  • Naveed S. 2016. Ali Mazrui: The Global Muslim Thinker. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.
  • Sheikh N. 2015. Five Charges in the Islamic Case against the Islamic State. Panorama.
  • S. Sheikh N. 2015. Reclaiming Jihad as a Strategy of Conflict Transformation. Peace Review, 288-295, vol. 27(3). doi>
  • Sheikh N. 2010. (En)Gendering Religious Politics: Women, Identity, and Agency in Global Religio-Politics. Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions.
  • Sheikh N. 2010. (En)Gendering Religious Politics: Women, Identity, and Agency in Global Religio-Politics. Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions.
  • Sheikh NS. 2009. The many faces of political Islam: religion and politics in the Muslim world. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 175-177, vol. 85(1). link>
  • SHEIKH NS. 2002. Postmodern Pan-Islamism. Journal of Third World Studies, 43-62, vol. 19(2). link>
  • Sheikh N. 2002. In Defence of Neo-Realist Orthodoxy: Birthe Hansen’s Unipolarity and the Middle East. Cooperation and Conflict: Nordic journal of international studies.

Chapters

  • Sheikh N. 2021. Making Sense of Salafism: Theological foundations, ideological iterations, and political manifestations. In The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Politics and Ideology. Haynes J (Ed.). Routledge. doi> link> full text>
  • Sheikh N. Body Count: A Comparative Quantitative Study of Mass Killings in History. In Islam and the Law of Armed Conflict. Edward Elgar.
  • Sheikh N. Body Count: A Comparative Quantitative Study of Mass Killings in History. In War and Peace in Islam: The Uses and Abuses of Jihad,. Islamic Texts Society.
  • Sheikh NS. 2009. Islam and Democracy in Malaysia: The Ambiguities of Islam(icate) Politics. In Islam and Democratization in Asia. Hua S (Ed.).
  • Sheikh N. Postmodern Pan-Islamism?: The International Politics, and Polemics, of Contemporary Islam. In Islam and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies. Rouledge.
  • Sheikh N. Islam v. Islamic State: Charges, Arguments, and Evidence in the Islamic Case against ISIS. In Building Diplomacy for Peace and Regional Cooperation: Disinformation and Power. Springer.
  • Sheikh N. Reaction, Restoration, and the Return of Alpha-Islam: Wahhabism from Premodern Ideas to Postmodern Identities. In The Routledge Handbook of Non-Violent Extremisms. Routledge.

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