Political Science Department

Assistant Professor Ermin Sinanovic

Ermin Sinanovic is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at USNA. His doctoral dissertation examined the role of religious ideas in contemporary Islamic revival in Malaysia.

Professor Sinanovic obtained a BA in Islamic Studies, and a BA in Political Science, both from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He then received an MA in Islamic Civilization from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in Kuala Lumpur, where he wrote a Masters thesis on the majority principle in Islamic legal and political thought. He obtained an MA in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where he also pursued a doctoral degree in political science.

Professor Sinanovic’s academic interests include transnational Islamic revivalism and movements, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern politics, Islamic political thought, Islam and development, transitions to democracy, and Islamic law. His work has been published in International Studies Review, Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Intellectual Discourse, and in several edited volumes.


  • FP130 US Government and Constitutional Development
  • FP369 Middle Eastern Politics

Contact Information

Ermin Sinanovic
Political Science
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

Office: (410) 293-6855 
Cell: (443) 254-8844
Fax: (410) 293-6876

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