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The Program in Islamic Studies‘ minor provides the intellectual and linguistic training to approach Islam — and the world — in a historically and culturally informed way, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions while exploring the complexity of the world’s second-largest religion.

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New Course Listed for Spring 2023

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.

March 31: Two Decades Later: Islamophobia in the War on Terror (Online Event)

March 31: Two Decades Later: Islamophobia in the War on Terror (Online Event)

The Johns Hopkins University Program in Islamic Studies invites you to a virtual conversation on Islamophobia in the United States two decades after September 11, 2001. We focus on a new book by scholar and organizer, Dr. Maha Hilal, who tells the powerful story of two decades of the War on Terror, and how the […]

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 […]