Dr. Katherine Bullock completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Toronto, in 1999. She has taught and lectured on Islamic Civilisation and Middle East politics in California and Toronto. Her most recent appointment is with the University of Toronto, where she has been teaching a course entitled “The Politics of Islam” since 2002.
Currently, she is President of The Tessellate Institute, a non-profit research institute, and also of Compass Books, dedicated to publishing top-quality books about Islam and Muslims in English. She was the editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences from 2003 – 2008, and the Vice-President of The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (North America) from 2006 – 2009.
Her publications include: ‘Muslim Women Activists in North America: Speaking for Ourselves’ and ‘Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical and Modern Stereotypes’ which has been translated into French and Turkish.
Originally from Australia, she lives in Mississauga with her husband and children. She embraced Islam in 1994.