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Science Communication, Science Education

Hameed, Salman

Amherst | United States


Salman Hameed is Charles Taylor Chair and Associate Professor of integrated science and humanities in the School of Cognitive Science, Hampshire College. He is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS).

He holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

His primary research interest focuses on understanding the reception of science in the Muslim world and how Muslims view the relationship between science and religion. Professor Hameed recently led a 4-year National Science Foundation funded study on the reception of biological evolution in diverse Muslim societies. He is also leading a study to understand and analyze the discourse and participants in online Islam and Science videos. His other research interests include analyzing reconciliation efforts over sacred objects and places of astronomical importance. His past astronomy research focused on understanding star formation in spiral galaxies.