Islamic Studies Today


Islamic Studies Faculty Today

Today, Islamic studies at Harvard is represented across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Harvard Medical School. It is also interdisciplinary and global in nature, with faculty, visiting scholars, students, and programs that increasingly represent the scope, diversity, and complexity of Muslim societies and communities around the world.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures

Melani Cammett

Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs

Khaled El-Rouayheb

James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History and Director of the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, Director of Modern Languages Programs, and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

Justine Landau

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Gülru Necipoğlu

Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art 

Shady Nasser

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 

Richard Wolf

Richard Wolf

Professor of Music and South Asian Studies

Rosie Bsheer

Assistant Professor of History

Steven Caton

Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies

Luis Girón-Negrón

Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literatures

Cemal Kafadar

Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies 

Annette Damayanti Lienau

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Afsaneh Najmabadi

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

David Roxburgh

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History 

Malika Zeghal

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life 

Harvard Divinity School

Mohsen Goudarzi

Mohsen Goudarzi

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Teren Sevea

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Ousmane Kane

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society and Professor of African and African American Studies 

Harvard Kennedy School

Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development

Tarek Masoud

Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations and Director of the Middle East Initiative

Harvard Business School

Kristin Fabbe

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow

Reshmaan Hussam

Reshmaan Hussam

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow

Harvard Law School

Intisar Rabb

Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Professor of History, and Director of the Program in Islamic Law

Kristen Stilt

Professor of Law, Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, and Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World 

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture 

Harvard Medical School

Salmaan Keshavjee

Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health Delivery – Dubai