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Shahan Mufti

Associate Professor of Journalism

Chair, Department of Journalism

  • Profile

    Shahan Mufti has more than a decade of experience teaching journalism. Before joining the University of Richmond, Mufti taught graduate and undergraduate courses at New York University and Marymount Manhattan College.

    As a journalist, his work has been published by Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, and many others. Previously, Mufti worked as a daily news reporter for the Christian Science Monitor and later joined the team of journalists that launched GlobalPost.com, a multimedia platform for international news.

    Mufti received his graduate degree in journalism from New York University and his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. He is a graduate of the United World College of the American West and is also a former Fulbright Scholar in India.

    Mufti's first book, The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War is based on his time living and reporting in South Asia. His second book, about the 1977 Hanafi hostage taking in Washington, won the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress and is forthcoming.