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Global Islamic Studies Center

Recent News

GISC welcomes interim director, Murad Idris

Professor Murad Idris will serve as the interim director of the Global Islamic Studies Center for the winter semester of 2023.

Congratulations to Professor Karla Mallette, recipient of the MLA's 13th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies

Karla Mallette, professor of Italian and Mediterranean studies was awarded for her book, “Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean,” published by the University of Chicago Press.

The University of Michigan has extraordinary depth in scholarship and instruction dealing with Islam as a world religion and the study of Muslim peoples and societies. Over 50 faculty members from a wide array of departments and professional schools are currently engaged in work related to these topics. The study of Islam and Muslim societies at U-M is not confined to a few highly specialized departments, but is part of the University's mainstream.  Read more.