Islamic Studies & Holocaust Studies (Mehnaz M. Afridi) (Syracuse University)

Mehnaz

Apropos to arguments made by Aaron Hughes about Jewish Studies being too Jewish, here’s a powerful profile in the NYT, which you can read here, about Mehnaz M. Afridi, assistant professor of religion at Mehnaz M. Afridi Manhattan College, where she teaches about Islam and about the Holocaust. She’s director of the school’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center, and the author of the forthcoming Shoah Through Muslim Eyes. Against the friend/enemy distinction, she has caught a lot of hell from both sides of the reactionary camps. This one goes under the banner “Muslims and Jews Refuse to be Enemies.” Also, she’s a Department of Religion, Syracuse University alum, where she received her MA, having worked with Alan Berger when he taught there.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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One Response to Islamic Studies & Holocaust Studies (Mehnaz M. Afridi) (Syracuse University)

  1. dmf says:

    an exceptional soul and mind, she was well tutored in tensions, undertows, and ambiguities by Charlie Winquist and of course by her life/reception in the English speaking world.

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