Amir Hussain is a professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. A specialist in the study of Muslim communities in North America, he also teaches courses on world religions, comparative theology, religion and film, and religion and literature. His work has appeared in such scholarly publications as Amerasia Journal, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, and Studies in Religion. His most recent book, Oil and Water; Two Faiths, One God, draws the connections between Muslims and Christians. Hussain is editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion from 2011 to 2015.