B.A., Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley (2010)
Hakeem Naim received his B.A from the University of California, Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and was a Robert & Colleen Hass scholar. He was subsequently admitted to UC Davis History Department, where he is currently obtaining his PhD in modern Middle East History. In his research, Naim focuses on the 19th century Islamic nationalism and comparative studies of religious nationalism in the Ottoman Empire, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. He has a command of both Middle Eastern and Central Asian languages, including Persian (Dari, Tajiki), Turkish (Modern and Ottoman Turkish), Arabic, Pashto, and Uzbek.