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Nargis Ali ViraniAssociate Teaching Professor


  • Ph.D., Arabic and Islamic Studies, Harvard University
  • A.M., Arabic Language, Literature, Sufism and Islamic History, Harvard University
  • Diploma in Modern Standard Arabic, Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes, University of Tunis
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Institute of Education, London University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Auditing, Bombay University, Mumbai, India

Teaching/Research Areas

  • Arabic Language: Historical Development and Contemporary Pedagogies
  • Arabic and Islamic Literatures
  • The Quran: Recitation and Interpretation
  • Islamic History, Cultures, Civilizations-Classical and Modern
  • Contemporary Muslim Women’s Literary Contributions: Novels and Short Stories
  • Islamic Mysticism: History, Movements, Literature
  • Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Life and Works