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


The Robert Penn Warren center Islamic Studies seminar (2021-22)  Co-directors: Richard McGregor (Religious Studies, VU) and Ida Nitter (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Univ. of Pennsylvania). To attend the zoom meetings register here.


Vanderbilt's Jaret Rushing wins Nichols Humantarian Award for Summer Research. His project is entitled "Community and Heritage: Rescuing an Islamic Shrine in Medieval Cairo." Jaret has also won a CLS Summer Language Scholarship to study Urdu.




Vanderbilt Arabic Student of the Year!

* 2021-2022  Catherine Delafield



Previous Award Winners:

* 2020-2021  Wisam Mustafa

* 2019-2020  Mary Tezak

* 2018-2019  Cecilia 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.