Islam and the Humanities

Faculty

Shahzad Bashir

Shahzad Bashir
Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities
Professor of Religious Studies
Department: Religious Studies
Office: Room 204, 59 George Street
Areas of interest: Temporality and historiography, corporeality, Sufism, Shi’ism, Iran, Central Asia, South Asia.
shahzad_bashir@brown.edu


Faiz Ahmed
Assistant Professor of History
Department: History
Address: 006 Peter B. Green House
Areas of interest: Islamic legal and constitutional history; students, scholars, and networks of learning; Ottoman Empire, Afghanistan, and the Persianate world; Islam in the Americas; ethics and politics of knowledge production on Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East.
 
Maan Alsahoui
Joukowsky Family Middle East Studies Librarian
Adjunct Assistant Professor of French Studies
Department: French Studies
Address: 84 Prospect Street
Areas of interest: French and francophone literature. Representation of Islam in the contemporary French fiction.
 
Sheila Bonde
Professor
Department: History of Art and Architecture
Address: Box 1855 Brown University
Areas of interest: History of Islamic Architecture.
 
Holly Case
Associate Professor
Department: History
Address: 306 Sharpe House
Areas of interest: Ottoman southeastern Europe, history of ideas, diplomacy.
 
Mark Cladis
Professor
Department: Religious Studies
Address: 59 George Street
Areas of interest: Philosophy of religion, religious ethics, and theory of religion (including the integration of these three subfields).
 
Hal Cook
John F Nickoll Professor
Department: Middle East Studies
Address: 200A Peter Green House
Areas of interest: history of medicine, South and SE Asia.
 
Emily Drumsta
Assistant Professor
Department: Comparative Literature
Address: Box E 346 Brook Street
Areas of interest: Modern Arabic Literature and Culture, Translation Studies, the Maghreb, Egypt, Palestine.
 
Lina M Fruzzetti
Professor of Anthropology
Department: Anthropology
Address: Box 1921 Brown University
Areas of interest: N Africa/East Africa Muslim societies, Issues of Islamic identities in Non Muslim societies, Islam and politics.
 
Susan Harvey
Professor
Department: Religious Studies
Address: 59 George Street
Areas of interest: Muslim-Christian relations; Syriac and Byzantine perspectives on Islam.
 
Nancy Khalek
Associate Professor
Department: Religious Studies
Address: Box 1927 Brown University
Areas of interest: Islamic history and historiography; material culture.
 
Thomas Lewis
Professor of Religious Studies
Department: Religious Studies
Address: Box 1927 Brown University
Areas of interest: Religion and Critical Thought
 
Sreemati Mitter
Assistant Professor
Department: History
Address: 79 Brown Street
 
Amir Moosavi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Iranian Studies
Department: Middle East Studies
Address: 323 Watson Institute
Areas of interest: Persian literature, modern Arabic literature, Cultural history of the modern Middle East and Persianate world, South-South literary and cultural comparison.
 
Ourida Mostefai
Professor of Comparative Literature & French Studies
Department: Comparative Literature & French Studies
Address: 201 Rochambeau
Areas of interest: Enlightenment Orientalism; Islam in Contemporary France.
 
Elias Muhanna
Assistant Professor
Department: Comparative Literature
Address: Box E 208 Marston Hall
Areas of interest: Islamic history and thought, Arabic literature.
 
Adi Ophir
Visiting Professor
Department: The Cogut Center for the Humanities, MES
Address: Pembroke Hall 172 Meeting Street
Areas of interest: Political Theology, intellectual history, political theory, religion in politics.
 
Michael Satlow
Professor
Department: Religious Studies and Program in Judaic Studies
Address: Box 1826 Brown University
Areas of interest: Ancient history; comparative religion.
 
Holly Shaffer
Assistant Professor
Department: History of Art & Architecture
Address: 419 List Art Center
Areas of interest: South Asia, Print Culture, Artistic Practice Across Media.
 
Bhrigupati Singh
Assistant Professor
Department: Anthropology
Address: 128 Hope Street
Areas of interest: Political Theologies; Religion as a Form of Life; South Asia.
 
Meltem Toksoz
Associate Professor of History
Department: History
Address: Box N 79 Brown Street
Areas of interest: Ottoman history, historiography, global history.
 
Hanan Toukan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: MES and History of Art and Architecture
Address: Watson Institute
Areas of interest: Contemporary art, visual cultures and modern literatures of the Middle East; film, new media and performance art; landscapes and public space, art markets and museums, transnationalism and cultural production, global publics, postcoloniality, traveling theory, cultural diplomacy and arts funding; migration, memory and violence; gender and sexuality. Affect theory; postcolonial theory and resistance theory.
 
Andre Willis
Assistant Professor
Department: Religious Studies
Address: 59 George Street
Areas of interest: Islam in US; Sufism; Islamic philosophy; African Americans.
 
Vazira Zamindar
Associate Professor of History
Department: History
Address: 79 Brown Street
Areas of interest: South Asia, Twentieth Century, Global History.