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Mohamad Al-Hakim, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept of Communication & Philosophy
Office: Reed Hall RH - 105
Phone: 239-590-7352

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PhD - York University
MA - McMaster University
BA - McMaster University

Research and Teaching Interests

Research focuses on social, political, legal and moral theory, with special focus on minority rights and justice.
Dr. Al-Hakim has taught courses in legal and political theory, ethics, history of philosophy, logic and Islamic philosophy. He has published on various topics, including multiculturalism and identity-politics, hate crime legislation, and government ethics. He serves as an Advisory Board Member to the International Network for Hate Studies.


Selected Publications

  •  Al-Hakim, Mohamad. ‘The Retributive Knight’ in Damien Picariello (ed.) Politics in Gotham (Palgrave McMillian Publishing,2019)
  • Al-Hakim, Mohamad. ‘Removing the Conditions of Homelessness: Kant and Welfare’ in John Abbarno (ed.) The Ethics of Homelessness (Brill Publishing, forthcoming, 2019)
  • Al-Hakim, M.(ed.) and MacSweeney, G. (assistant ed.) ’30 Years After Morals by Agreement:’ Dialogue (Special Volume, 55: 4, December 2016).
  • Al-Hakim, Mohamad.  ‘Making a Home for the Homeless in Hate Crime Legislation’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Volume 30, Issue 10 (July 2015)
  • Dimock, S., Al-Hakim, M., MacSweeney, G., Barone, A., and Antonacci, A. Ethics in the Public Service: Trust, Integrity and Democracy (Nelson Publishing, 2013) 
  • Al-Hakim, M. and Dimock, S. ‘Hate as an Aggravating Factor in Sentencing’ New Criminal Law Review, Volume 15: Issue 4, 2012, pp. 572-610
  • Al-Hakim M.  ‘Liberalism, Value Pluralism, and the Need for Cultural Recognition’ in Mbonimpa and Copeman (eds.) Freedom of Expression: Culture and Religion (University of Sudbury Press, 2011), pp. 125-137
  • Al-Hakim, M.  ‘Making Room for Hate Crime Legislation in Liberal Societies’ Criminal Law and Philosophy, Volume 4: Issue 3 (October, 2010), pp. 341-358