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GISC Summer 2022 Fellowship Spotlight: Liaya Blueford

Liaya Blueford spent the summer interning for Dream of Detroit’s Storytelling Project, looking at the larger histories of African-American Muslims in the city through the development of a website, publicly accessible archive, and documentary film.

GISC Summer 2022 Fellowship Spotlight: Ahmet Barış Ekiz

Ahmet Barış Ekiz spent the summer in Amman, Jordan attending Qasid Insitute’s Arabic summer program. He covered a curriculum consisting of genres of religious literature in Classical Arabic, such as sira and tafsir.

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.

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