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Bard Faculty

Irfana M. Hashmi

Visiting Instructor in Religion

Primary Academic Program: Religion

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Middle Eastern Studies


B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University. Teaching and research interests: the Ottoman Empire, Sufis, Muslim Spain, women and gender in Islam, and Islamic law. Publications include a book review in Arab Studies Journal; “Islam-West Dialogue: A Critical Analysis of the Davos Report,” in Tabah Analytic Brief; and “Salvaging Egypt’s Treasured Archives from the Fire,” American Research Center in Egypt. Organizer and participant in numerous conferences at NYU and for organizations such as the Middle Eastern Studies Association and United Nations Development Programme. She has also served as an analyst for Tabah Foundation for Islamic Studies and Research and as an Islamic law consultant for the Shari’ah Index Project at Cordoba Initiative, a multinational nonprofit working to improve Muslim-West relations. At Bard: 2013–2014.


Phone: 845-758-7384