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Islamic World Studies


  • Cynthia T. Hahn
    Professor of French, Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures

    Areas of Study:   French language; Francophone literature of Quebec, Africa, and Lebanon; French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; translation; business French; French film

  • Ahmad Sadri
    Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology, Chair of Islamic World Studies

    Areas of Study: social theory, political sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of film, sociology of intellectuals

  • Catherine Benton
    Associate Professor of Religion

    Areas of Study: Asian religious traditions and story literatures (Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism), religious communities in India (Hindu and Muslim), cross-cultural communication, and film and religion

  • Fatima Z. Rahman
    Assistant Professor of Politics (on leave)

    Areas of Study: comparative politics, Islam and politics Middle East politics, Islam and politics