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New Course Listed for Spring 2023

A new course, Ethnographies of Iran, was recently cross-listed with Islamic Studies with a new meeting time. This seminar covers a number of important topics such as revolution, gender, art, literature, and religion. We will read ethnographies, novels, and watch a few feature films and documentaries. Find out more about the course on SIS.

Niloofar Haeri Wins Fatema Mernissi Book Award

Islamic Studies Chair Niloofar Haeri has been chosen the winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Fatema Mernissi Book Award, which honors the best work in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience. The announcement was made at the 2021 MESA Awards Virtual Ceremony held December 1, 2021. The award is also announced on […]

Afghanistan Teach-In Recording

The Afghanistan virtual teach-in panel held by the Program in Islamic Studies on October 28 is now available for viewing. The panel hosted presentations from Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi of James Mason University, Professor Wazhmah Osman from Temple University, politician and author Nargis Nehan, and activist and journalist Basir Bita.