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Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS)

The Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) is the only academic forum at the University of Michigan that engages students and faculty who are interested in the study of Islam and Muslim societies in an interdisciplinary and cross-regional conversation. Following our inception in the winter term 2010, IISS has grown to include a large number of both student and faculty participants. They represent a wide range of departments and programs including American Culture, Anthropology, Architecture and Urban Planning, Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Law, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Musicology, Natural Resources and Environment, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.

Upcoming IISS public lectures and workshops are posted on the GISC Events Calendar.


Are you a faculty member or graduate student interested in participating in IISS or giving a presentation? If so, please contact the IISS graduate student coordinators at

To learn more, check out: The Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops