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. We are currently not accepting applications directly in this subfield, but applicants with an interest in Islamic Studies should consider applying through South Asian Religions. Please contact Anna Bigelow (abigelow [at] with questions.

Rushain Abbasi (Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar, Religious Studies)
Samer al-Saber (Theater and Performance Studies)
Nora E. Barakat (History)
Anna Bigelow (Religious Studies
Lisa Blaydes (Political Science)
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)