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Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt


Vanderbilt's Jaret Rushing publishes his undergraduate research on the Sufi concept of al-Insan al-Kamil . Jaret's paper has also been translated into German.


Vanderbilt Arabic Student of the Year!

* 2020-2021  Wisam Mustafa



Previous Award Winners:

* 2019-2020  Mary Tezak

* 2018-2019  Cecila Quach and Max Bernstein

* 2017-18  Fiona Bultonsheen


Vanderbilt University offers undergraduate minors in Islamic Studies (IMST), and Arabic Language (ARA). Graduate studies may be pursued within the "Critical Studies in Asian, Islamic and Jewish Traditions" area of the Graduate Department of Religion, and within the graduate wing of the History Department.