Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT: Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam and
Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program
Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
M.A. (University of Colorado at Boulder);
B.A. (Bard College);
Areas of Specialization: Qur'anic Studies, Anthropology of the Qur'an, Qur'anic Hermeneutics, Translation Studies, Islamic homiletics, Muslim Modernities, Islam in North America.
Areas of Competence:American Religion, African-American Studies, Islamic Historiography, Islamic Jurisprudence, Memory Studies, Rhetoric, Public Religion, Transnational Studies, Islam in Iran, Sufism, Islam in Europe and Former Soviet Union.
2010 “Islamic History II,” Assistant Professor, Hartford Seminary
2009 “The Qur’an as Literature,” Instructor, UNC - Chapel Hill
2009 “African-American Religions,” Instructor, UNC- Chapel Hill
2007 “Modern Islamic Civilization,” Teaching Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
2006 “Introduction to Islamic Civilization,” Teaching Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
2000- 2001 “Survey of the World Religions,” Instructor, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
1997-1998 “Western Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam,” Teaching Assistant,
University of Colorado – Boulder
"Wadud, Amina." In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, edited by Edward E Curtis. Facts of File, Inc., in press.
"Said, Omar ibn." In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, edited by Edward E Curtis. Facts of File, Inc., in press.
"Abdur-Rahim, Shareef." In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, edited by Edward E Curtis. Facts of File, Inc., in press.
"Wahhaj, Siraj." In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, edited by Edward E Curtis. Facts of File, Inc., in press.
Mathew Weiner and Timur Yuskaev. "Training Teachers in American Religious Diversity." In Building the Interfaith Youth Movement, edited by Eboo Patel and Patrice C. Brodeur, 155-168. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
"Redeeming the Nation: Redemption Theology in African-American Islam." Studies in Contemporary Islam 1, no 1 (Spring 1999): 29-61.
Review of Defining Islam: A Reader by Andrew Rippin, Reviews in Religion & Theology 15, no. 3 (Summer 2008): 376-379.
Review of The Other in the Light of the One: The Universality of the Qur'an and the Interfaith Dialogue by Reza Shah-Kazemi, Reviews in Religion & Theology 15, no. 2 (Spring 2008); 245-247.
Review of Traditions in New Freedom: Christianity and Higher Education in Russia and Ukraine Today by Jonathan Sutton, Review of Religious Research, Offical Journal of Religious Research Association, Inc. 39, no. 3 (March 1998).
Popular Press and Online Publications:
Timur Yuskaev and Mathew Weiner, " Ban The Croissant? Secular and Religious Rights," The International Herald Tribune (December 19, 2003).
Timur Yuskaev and Mathew Weiner, "Religious Communities of New York: Educational Program Religious Leaders in New York City," The Nexus of Queens (October 22, 2000).
Yuskaev, Timur. "African-American Islam: Inerview Series," www.interfaithcenter.org the website of The Interfaith Center of New York (Summer 1999).
"Russia Vs. Deep Green: The Coverage of Islam in the Russian Press," TheStrip, on-line journal of the Department of Religion, University of Colorado, Boulder, www.colorado.edu/ReligiousStudies/TheStrip.html (Spring 1998).
"America's Qur'an: Redemption and Nature in Warith Deen Mohammed's Oral Tafsir." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Montreal Canada 2009.
"Reciting an American Qur'an: Transformative Traditionalism in Hamza Yusuf's Oral Tafseer. "Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion annual Conference, Chicago, IL USA 2008.
2010 to present Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam and Director of Islamic Chaplaincy Program, Harford Seminary
2009 Instructor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
2009 Instructor, Carolina Courses Online, UNC-Chapel Hil
l2008- 2009 Researcher, “Anti-Terror Lessons of American Muslim Communities,” Joint UNC-Duke Research Project, Funded by National Institute of Justice (field work in Buffalo, NY and North Carolina)
2008 Research Assistant to Bruce Lawrence, Duke University (editing and preparing for publication of Marilyn Waldman’s book, Inviting Prophets and Entertaining Comparisons)
2007 Consultant, review of “Islam”section, A World Religions Reader, 2nd ed., edited by to Ian S. Markham Christy Lohr. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
2006-2007 Teaching Assistant, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
2005-2006 Instructional Assistant, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
2003-2005 Director, Muslims in New York Civic Life Project, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Interfaith Center of New York, NY
1999- 2005 Program Coordinator, Educational Programs, The Interfaith Center of New York, NY
2002 Consultant, “Muslims,” PBS – Frontline program
2000- 2001 Adjunct Faculty, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Assistant Librarian, Researcher and Translator, Human Rights Initiative, Soviet Jewry Rescue Movement Collection, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1994-1995 Research Assistant to Lynda Clarke, Bard College, NY
SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Panelist, “The Real Work of Interfaith Organizations,” Festival of Faiths, Cathedral Heritage Foundation’s, Louisville, KY, November 10, 2004.
Panelist, “Interfaith Dialogue,” Joint Annual Convention, Islamic Circle of North American and Muslim American Society, Cleveland, OH, July 2, 2004.
Panelist, "Religious Communities, Peace and Civil Liberties," National Convention, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Arlington, VA, June 11, 2004.
Guest Speaker, Introductory Statement to a public address by Imam E. Abdulmalik Mohammed, National Representative of the Ministry of Imam W.D. Mohammed, P.S. 3, Brooklyn, NY December 14, 2003.
Speaker, Fundraiser for Bangladeshi and Indian High School and College Students’ Fund, Swami Vivekananda Study and Philanthropy Center, New York, June 13, 2003 and October 26, 2002.
Moderator, Religious Diversity in America Intensive Summer Course for Independent School Teachers and Educators, June 19 - 26, 2003.
Moderator, Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Working Retreats, The Interfaith Center of New York, May 13 - 14, 2003 and November 13-14, 2002.
Guest Lecturer, “Islam in America,” Department of Religious Studies, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, March 25, 2003 and March 12, 2000.
Guest Lecturer, “Islam in Russia,” Covering the Religions in Russia Graduate Seminar, The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, NY, March 4, 2003 and March 5, 2002.
Guest Lecturer, “Covering Muslims in America,” Race and Ethnicity in the New Urban America Graduate Seminar, The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, March 3, 2003 and February 25, 2002.
Guest Lecturer, “Muslim Communities in New York,” New School University, New York City October 9, 2002.
Speaker, New York City Muslim Day Parade, September 29, 2002.
Lecturer/Co-Moderator, “Addressing Stereotypes of Islam,” Multicultural Awareness Week, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 15, 2002.
Panelist, “Muslim New Yorkers after 9/11,” Open Forum of The Synod of the Northeast, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY, November 5, 2001.
Speaker, Press Conference: “Muslims Respond to 9/11,” New York Office of the Council on American Islamic Relations, New York, NY, September 24, 2001.
Speaker, Press Conference Following A Meeting Between Muslim Leaders and Representatives of New York Police Department, Masjid At-Taqwa, Brooklyn, NY, September 17, 2001.
Moderator, “New York City's Muslims Respond to the Tragedy,” press conference by representatives of New York City’s Muslim communities in September 11 attacks, The Interfaith Center of New York, New York, NY, September 13, 2001.
Panelist, “Muslim Communities in New York City” Symposium, The School for Urban Research and Policy at The School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 30 2001
Panelist, Muslim Youth Seminar, Muslims in American Public Square Project, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., September 17, 2000.
HONORS and DISTINCTIONS
2008-2009 - Social Sciences Research Council - Dissertation Proposal Developemnt Fellowship, Muslim Modernites Research Field, Research and Travel Grant (field work in San Franscisco, CA and Bay Area)
1998 - Honors List, University of Colorado, Bolder
1993-1995 - Dean's List, Bard College
1993-1994 - International Institute of Education, tuition and residency fellowship, Bard College, NY
Arabic and Russian
American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)