Muslim American Studies Working Group

The Muslim American Studies Working Group (MASWG) is a space of interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates pursuing scholarship on Muslim American histories, experiences, and intellectual traditions. The space will explore the connections between race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, migration, sectarian issues, and other factors within the Muslim American experience, problematizing these categories in the United States and in relation to power structures worldwide. Its goals are to build scholarly community, explore debates and developments in Muslim American Studies and related critical fields, and to enrich the research pursued by its members across Harvard University.

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Farah Afify

Farah Afify

Concentrator in Social Studies; Secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
Student Coordinator, Muslim American Studies Working Group
Farah Afify, a first-generation immigrant born in Egypt and raised in and near Detroit, is a junior concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in... Read more about Farah Afify
Sara Awartani

Sara Awartani

Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Lecturer in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

Sara Awartani’s teaching interests span the fields of Latinx...

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Ria Modak

Ria Modak

Concentrator in Social Studies/South Asian Studies
Student Coordinator, Muslim American Studies Working Group
Ria Modak is a junior in Mather House concentrating in Social Studies and South Asian Studies. Originally from New York City, their academic interests revolve... Read more about Ria Modak