Global Islamic Studies Center
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Professor Samer Ali will serve as as the new director of the Global Islamic Studies Center, for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2020.
Karla will begin her role as Middle East Studies department chair on July 1, 2020.
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.