Erin Pettigrew

Dissertation Title
PhD in History

As Assistant Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi, I endeavor to formulate courses and research that bridge various geographic and historical spaces. My teaching of African History and research in West Africa and the Sahara often relies on the history of Islam and its practitioners as part of the foundation of this bridge. Situated intellectually- and now physically - between the histories of Africa and the Middle East, I am grateful for the support that was provided by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies for the vibrant research and scholarly community during my time at Stanford.