Current Students

Abdugafurova

Donohon Abdugafurova

Educational Background:

2014 MA in Education
University of Wyoming

2002 BA Equivalent in Uzbek Philology
Namangan State University

Research Interests:
Central Asian intellectual history; Sufism; gender studies,
particularly women's literature and life writing, education,
upbringing and ethics

Anwesha Das

Anwesha Das

Educational Background:

2017 MPhil in Ancient History
Jawaharlal Nehru University

2015 MA in Ancient History
Jawaharlal Nehru University

2013 BA in History
Presidency College, University of Calcutta

Research Interests:
Indian Ocean studies; western coast of South Asia
vis a vis the wider Indian Ocean (1000-1500 CE);
nature of ports and their networks; spread of Islam
along the maritime routes; material culture; global history

Elmagraby

Norah Elmagraby

Educational Background:

2014 MS in Sustainability Management
Columbia University

2010 BS in Health Sciences
Dar Al-Hekma University

Research Interests:
Environmental sustainability in the MENA region

Farrell

Jeremy Farrell  

Educational Background:

2012 MA in Arabic Language and Literature
University of California at Los Angeles

2007 BA in History
Tulane University

Research Interests:
Islamic asceticism; literary constructs of asceticism in
classical and medieval Arabic literature; textual studies
and codicology; poetics of ritha'; modern Arabic poetry;
translation

Foster

Isaac Foster

Educational Background:

2012 MA in Music/Ethnomusic
School of Oriental and African Studies

2009 BA in Music/Jazz Studies
University of the Arts

Research Interests:
Role of music and musical practices in Islam; cultural and
religious contestations of authority and authenticity within
Islam; Persian and South Asian sama' rituals

Seyed Hossein Hosseini Nassab

Seyed Hossein Hosseini Nassab

Educational Background:

2013 MA in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

2011 BS in Religion; also Astrophysics
University of Toronto

Research Interests:
Islamic philosophy; Quranic studies, Sufism, Shi'ism

Ilham Idrissi

Ilham Idrissi

Educational Background:

2002 MA in Diplomacy
University of Malta

2000 MA in International Relations
University of Amsterdam

1998 BA in Social Sciences
Al Akhawayn University

Research Interests:
Political Islam in the MENA region; evolution of mainstream
Islamist movements; Islamism, the State and Democracy;
Islamism, women's rights and social justice

Rahman

Faiza Rahman

Educational Background:

2017 MA in History
National University of Singapore

2012 BSc in Political Science
Lahore University of Managment Sciences

Research Interests:
Subaltern studies; gender and sexuality studies; Islamic
daily life in contemporary Pakistan; Islam in South Asia;
ethno-historical approaches

Samuel

Michael Samuel

Educational Background:

2015 JD in Law
Boston College Law School

Research Interests:
Legal, social and political history of Mandate Palestine;
the role of law in national and statehood movements;
the relationship between religious and secular law

Schum

Timothy Schum

Educational Background:

2015 MA in Islamic Studies
George Washington University

2013 BA in Philosophy
St. Johns College

Research Interests:

Aesthetics and philosophies of perception of Islamic
thought; mystical attitudes toward physical beauty in
connection with pre-modern religious corporeality in
the Islamic world

Unal

Yusuf Unal

Educational Background:

2016 MA in History
Bogazici University

2012 BA in History and International Relations
TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Research Interests:
Ottoman-Safavid conflict and religio-political atmosphere
and corresponding polemic and apologetic literature in
the 16th century

Zaidi

Syed Zaidi

Educational Background:

2015 MA in Islamic Studies
George Washington University

2012 BA in International Relations
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Research Interests:

The influence of Middle and Neoplatonic thought upon
early Islamic philosophical thought; Hermeticism, the
works of the Ikhwan al-Safa' and the School of Isfahan