Najam I. Haider joined Barnard's faculty in 2010. Previously, he taught at Franklin & Marshall College, Georgetown University, New York University, and Princeton University. At Barnard he teaches courses focusing on the modern and pre-modern Muslim world. His current research interests focus on identity formation in the pre-modern Muslim world, Shi'ism, and the role of Islamic Law in the modern Muslim world.
Professor Haider has been the recipient of a Center for the Study of Religion dissertation grant and a Keasbey Fellowship to University of Oxford.