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Studying Islam and Muslim-majority societies & cultures

Supporting Research and Teaching in Islamic Studies at Stanford

To enrich Stanford students’ exposure to the study of Islam at all levels, we promote coursework, administer grants, and coordinate an undergraduate specialization as part of Global Studies minor.

Featured Courses

  • Blessing, P.
Monday Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
More than a decade ago, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the city of Cairo became a theater of…
  • Karahan, B.
  • Alemdaroglu, A.
Monday 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM
How do young Middle Easterners grow up and get by? How do states, families, wars, religions,…
  • Yaycioglu, A.
Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM
This course focuses on Palestine during Ottoman rule, spanning from the 16th century to the 1920s.…
  • Daniels, J.
Monday Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
This course expands conceptions of Jewish History by focusing on overlooked regions such as North…
  • Barakat, N.
Monday 10:30 AM - 1:20 PM
This course surveys major themes in the English-language historiography of the modern Middle East…
  • Kelman, A.
  • Mayse, E.
Monday Wednesday 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
This seminar will explore the mystical writings of the major religious traditions represented in…
  • Milani, A.
  • Parhad, R.
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Iran and Islam have had a long and complicated relationship. This course covers the rise of Islam,…
  • Awaad, R.
Wednesday 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM
The first psychiatric hospitals in the world were established as early as the 8th century during…
  • Abbasi, R.
Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
"Political theology" is the name that academics give to a tradition of inquiry in which the…

Osman Hamdi Bey

Islamic Studies Minor

Sabil Kuttab of Katkhuda, by Jorge Láscar

Research and Travel Grants