January 7, 2016 – May 26, 2017

Salman Hameed

Charles Taylor Chair and Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities; Director, Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Studies, Hampshire College

Salman Hameed is Charles Taylor Chair and an associate professor of integrated science & humanities in the school of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College, Massachusetts. He is also the director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS). His primary research interest focuses on understanding the reception of science in the Muslim world and how Muslims view the relationship between science & religion. He recently led a 4-year National Science Foundation funded study on the reception of biological evolution in diverse Muslim societies. He is also leading a study to understand and analyze the discourse and participants in online Islam and Science videos. He teaches “Evolution, Islam, and Modernity,” “Science in the Muslim world,” "Creating science fiction short films using real science" (with Dr. Jason Tor), and “Science & Religion: Biological evolution in the public sphere” at Hampshire College. Salman also runs Irtiqa, a science & religion blog with an emphasis on scientific debates taking place in the Muslim world and hosts an online astronomy video series in Urdu, Science ka Adda. He also has a weekly segment with morning D.J. Monte Belmonte for Northampton radio station, WRSI - The River (FM 93.9), and a monthly segment titled "Musings on the Ridiculously Large and Largely Ridiculous Universe" on The Bill Newman Show on WHMP (FM 96.9).