Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Dr. Marcia K. Hermansen

Dr. Marcia K. Hermansen

Dr. Marcia Hermansen is Director of the Islamic World Studies program at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies in the Theology Department. She holds a Ph. D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago.

Her authored and co-edited books include Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe (2016), Islam and Citizenship Education (2015), Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians (2013), Shah Wali Allah’s Treatises on Islamic Law (2010) and The Conclusive Argument from God, a study and translation (from Arabic) of Shah Wali Allah Dihlavi’s Hujjat Allah al-Baligha. Dr. Hermansen has also contributed numerous academic articles in the fields of Islamic thought, Sufism, Islam and Muslims in South Asia, Muslims in America, and Women and Gender in Islam.