Sohail H. Hashmi is Professor of International Relations on the Alumnae Foundation and Professor of Politics at
Mount Holyoke College, where he has taught since 1994.

Hashmi’s research and teaching focus on comparative international ethics, particularly concepts of just war and peace, and on the study of religion in politics, particularly Islam in domestic and international politics. He has published on a range of topics in Islamic ethics and political theory, including sovereignty, humanitarian intervention, tolerance, civil society, and the theory of jihad.  His most recent book is an edited volume titled Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is currently working on a book analyzing Muslim responses to the rise of international law.

Hashmi received a B.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton. He has been awarded fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the W. Alton Jones Foundation.