Abdulbasit Kassim is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. His primary field of research is Islam and Africana Studies. His research focuses on Islamic and African History, Islamic Thought (Quran, Hadith, Law, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics), Africa and African Diaspora Religions, Islam and Race in America, Arabic-Ajami Codicology, Africology and Postcolonial Studies, Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Societies, and Religion in International Relations. Abdulbasit holds an M.A. in Politics and International Relations from Keele University (2013), and a B.Sc. in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2011). His first book, The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State (Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2018) co-edited with Michael Nwankpa, offers an unprecedented collection of primary source texts, audiovisuals, and nashīds (martial hymns), translated into English from Hausa, Arabic, and Kanuri, tracing the history and evolution of the Boko Haram movement. Abdulbasit's scholarship has been published in the Journal of Politics, Religion, and Ideology, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology and the Combating Terrorism Center. In addition to his academic engagement, Abdulbasit has been involved in humanitarian projects in the Lake Chad region of West Africa.
M.A. Politics and International Relations, Keele University, 2013
B.Sc. International Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 2011