Muslim Studies Program
The Muslim Studies Program at CURA came into CURA in 2019, from its earlier iteration: the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations. The Muslim Studies Program reflects the university’s long-standing commitment to the advancement of scholarship of the Muslim world. The Program acts as an interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars and researchers in diverse fields – ranging from anthropology, history, religion, politics, literature, language, and the arts – across the regions in which Muslims live – from the Americas to Europe, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. Through this scholarship the Program seeks to protect and preserve the heritage of the Muslim world.
The Program is committed to educating a new generation of exceptional scholars in the varied and cross-disciplinary fields of Muslim studies. Muslim Studies seeks to acquire books, journals, periodicals, and works of art – making Boston University a major center of research on the Muslim world.
The Muslim Studies Program intends to design, with existing departments, unique academic programs at both the undergraduate and masters/doctoral level that are tailored to individual students’ disciplines and interests. In addition to existing fellowships and other resources provided by the University, the Program attracts external support for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, for visiting lecturers, and for endowed professorships.