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Sep 14 2020 | Stefanie Pietkiewicz, Stanford Global Studies | Posted In: Students
When Islamic studies minor Gabby Conforti ’22 first heard about the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4, which ravaged neighborhoods across the city, she was shocked. “My initial reaction was one of disbelief,” she said. “I immediately reached out to my friends in Beirut and was...
Sep 1 2020
Jesse Izzo joined Stanford in the fall of 2019 as Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.  He is a historian of the medieval Middle East.  Below he shares his research interests, teaching, and the path that led him to studying the region.   How did you become...
With the conversion last month of the architecturally stunning Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a working mosque, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan fulfilled a long-held hope of many Turkish Muslims and of his own political party. On July 24, for the first time in nearly 90 years, Muslim worshippers...
Jul 13 2020 | Posted In: Faculty
Anna Bigelow joined Stanford in the 2019-20 academic year as an associate professor of religious studies specializing in Islamic Studies and the religions of South Asia and the Middle East. She is an affiliate of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for South Asia.
Jun 5 2020
The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies stands against anti-Black racism in all its forms. As a program and a community, we recognize the diversity of Muslim societies in the United States and across the world. We are committed to counter anti-Black racism in our society and within Muslim communities...

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