Reda, Nevin

Nevin Reda
College: Emmanuel College
Degrees: PhD (Toronto)
Phone: 416-813-4056
Teaching Category:
Regular Tenure Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree


Nevin Reda is associate professor of Muslim Studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the poetics and hermeneutics of Qurʾanic narrative structure, Hebrew Bible and Qurʾan, spiritually integrative approaches to the Qurʾan, Islamic feminist hermeneutics, and Islamic ethical-legal theory. Her publications include The al-Baqara Crescendo: Understanding the Qurʾan’ Style, Narrative, Structure and Running Themes (2017) and a co-edited volume (with Yasmin Amin), Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justice: Processes of Canonization, Subversion, and Change (2020). Her articles include “Reform of Uṣūl al-Fiqh and Marriage: A Spiritually Integrative Approach,” in Musawah’s new project, Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage: Towards Egalitarian Ethics and Laws (Oneworld, 2022) and “Christian Practical Theology and Islam: Disciplinary Intersections and Opportunities for Growth” (forthcoming in the International Journal of Practical Theology).

  • Specializations

    • Poetics and hermeneutics of Qurʾanic narrative structure
    • Hebrew Bible and Qurʾan
    • Spiritually integrative approaches to the Qurʾan
    • Islamic feminist hermeneutics
    • Islamic ethical-legal theory
  • Publications

    • The al-Baqara Crescendo: Understanding the Qurʾan’s Style, Narrative Structure, and Running Themes. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.
    • Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justice: Processes of Canonization, Subversion and Change. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. (co-edited volume with Yasmin Amin)
    • “Reform of uṣūl al-fiqh and Marriage: A Spiritually Integrative Perspective.” In Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriages: Towards Egalitarian Ethics and Laws, edited by Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani, Jana Rumminger, and Sarah Marsso. London: Oneworld Academic, 2022.
    • “What is the Qurʾan? A Spiritually Integrative Perspective.” Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 30, no. 2 (2019), 127–148
    • “The Qurʾan and Domestic Violence: An Islamic Feminist, Spiritually Integrative Reading of Verse 4:34.” International Journal of Practical Theology 23, no. 2 (2019), 257–273
    • “Structure and Organization of the Qur’an.” In The Routledge Companion to the Qur’an, edited by Maria Dakake, George Archer, and Daniel A. Madigan. London: Routledge, 2021.
    • “The Poetics of Sūrat Āl ʿImrān’s Narrative Structure.” In Structural Dividers in the Qurʾan, edited by Marianna Klar. London: Routledge, 2020.