Feisal Mohamed joined the Ph.D. Program in English in 2015 after eight years at the University of Illinois. He specializes in seventeenth-century British literature, with especial emphasis on John Milton. His most recent scholarship focuses on political sovereignty and religious liberty. His book Milton and the Post-Secular Present received the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for a distinguished monograph. He writes regularly for Dissent Magazine, the Huffington Post, and has contributed to the New York Times. He is the current Vice President of the Milton Society of America. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto and received an M.A. in English and a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Ottawa. He also holds an LL.M. degree from the College of Law at the University of Illinois.