CTS Announces Dr. Kameelah Mu’min Rashad as Visiting Assistant Professor Of Psychology and Muslim Studies
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CHICAGO – APRIL 7, 2021 – Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad as visiting faculty to CTS. Mu’Min Rashad will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Muslim Studies and Project Director for InterAct on Race from May 2021-May 2022. She will also teach two upcoming courses for CTS, one in J-term and then Spring 2022.
Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is the Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Through Muslim Wellness Foundation, Dr. Rashad has established the annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference and the Deeply Rooted Emerging Leaders (DREL) Fellowship for Black Muslim young adults. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is also the founding co-Director of the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition, an initiative launched in collaboration with Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative to address the need for effective planning, preparedness and organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dr. Mu’Min Rashad’s presence is indicative of CTS’ commitment to interreligious engagement. Her background in psychology as placed in conversation with Muslim Studies presents space for students to discuss race and religion while engaging in practices of wellness and healing,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D.
Mu’Min Rashad’s clinical and research areas of interest include: religion, race and identity development, spirituality in psychotherapy, first generation college students and emerging adults of color; healing justice and faith based activism, racial trauma and healing, psychological impact of anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Blackness, Black Muslim psychology and Black Muslim intersectional invisibility. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and MEd in Psychological Services. She obtained further graduate education, earning a second Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.
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