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Dr. Homayra Ziad

Ph.D., Yale University (2008)
M.Phil., Yale University (2002)
M.A., Yale University (2000)
B.A., Bryn Mawr College (1997)


Dr. Ziad is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where she teaches courses on Islam. Her scholarly interests include intellectual and cultural trends in Muslim India, theoretical Sufism, Sufism and language, women’s religious production, and Qur’anic hermeneutics.

She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, most recently contributing an essay for the book My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis, 2012) by Jennifer Peace, Greg Mobley, and Or Rose.

About her work in the classroom she writes, “In a world where students are faced with a host of popular opinions on Islam and on religion in general, I hope that I can give them the tools to think critically about religion, to weed out polemics from useful knowledge, and to form their own educated opinions on social and cultural issues.”