He is Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Toledo in the Department of Philosophy.
He holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Islamic intellectual history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His dissertation, entitled "Reason and Politics in Medieval Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment", is a revisionist account of Islamic political and constitutional thought from the formation of the Sunni Caliphate discourse until the critical intervention of Ibn Taymiyya (d. 728/1328).
He has also written several articles on a range of topics including contemporary Islamic thought, Sufism and anthropology of Islam.
Dr. Ovamir Anjum will be visiting the Islamic Center of Raleigh on the weekend of October 29th. He will be presenting: Oct 29th, Friday Night Program, between Maghrib and Isha Prayers: on Islam, Democracy & Secularism in the Main Prayer Hall.
He will also present a Five Session Workshop between Duhr and Isha Prayers on Saturday October 30. The topic of workshop is From the Caliphate to Contemporary Nation-States and it will be held in the Room behind Main Prayer Hall in the Islamic Center of Raleigh.