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Michael Karim

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

BS, Berkeley
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary


Mike Karim has served in campus ministry in North America among domestic and international students, graduate students, and faculty. His ministry has moved from LA, to the Central Valley of California, to Houston, and back to LA. Dr. Karim is also a Fuller alumnus. His research attends to explanations of how young adults from Western culture come to faith, sustain it, as well as depart from the faith—all while constrained and enabled by racism and other inequities.


“Chinese American Emerging Adults: Ministries to Non-Christians and Christians,” in Formation for Mission: Discipleship and Identity for Emerging Adults (with coauthor Russell Jeung, 2022); “Reflexivity in Real-Time: Ecological Momentary Awareness and the Morphogenesis of the Faith Commitment of University Students,” Journal of Critical Realism (2018); “Community and Witness in Transition,” in The Gospel and Pluralism: Reassessing Lesslie Newbigin in the Twenty-First Century (with coauthor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, 2015).