Islamic Studies | REL | UNCG

Welcome to Islamic Studies at UNCG!

Islamic Studies at UNCG is a thriving area of study that consists of two main components: the minor, which allows interested students to minor in the field by taking courses in History, Religious Studies, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and other departments and programs; and public events aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of Islamic history and culture in North Carolina and in a wider, global context.

Both components are spearheaded by the Islamic Studies Research Network, an educational research network established in 2013 by three scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNCG – Omar Ali (Ph.D., Columbia), Dean of Lloyd International Honors College; Asa Eger (Ph.D., Chicago), History Department; and Alyssa Gabbay (Ph.D., Chicago), Religious Studies Department. Affiliated with HNAC, the Humanities Network and Consortium at UNCG, and funded by a generous grant from the International Program Center Kohler Fund, the ISRN is open to anyone interested in joining the conversation.