Islamic Studies

Stanford has considerable resources for graduate study in Islam. In addition to the faculty listed below, please consult the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies website. There are also dedicated librarians and collections at the Stanford Libraries. Prospective applicants should consult the faculty webpages for professors Rushain Abbasi and Anna Bigelow and consider whether their interests and expertises are compatible with their own before applying or inquiring directly with the faculty. 

Rushain Abbasi (Religious Studies)

Samer al-Saber (Theater and Performance Studies)

Nora E. Barakat (History)

Anna Bigelow (Religious Studies

Lisa Blaydes (Political Science) 

Patricia Blessing (Art History) 

Robert Crews (History)

Denise Gill (Music)

Saad Gulzar (Political Science)

Thomas Hansen (Anthropology)

Marie Huber (Comparative Literature, Persian)

Alexander Key (Comparative Literature, Arabic)

Michael Penn (Religious Studies)

Kabir Tambar (Anthropology)

Ali Yaycıoğlu (History)

Serkan Yolaçan (Anthropology)