Supporting Further Education

Abdullah Al-Arian

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Al-Arian’s research interests include Islamic social movements, Islamic law in theory and practice, globalization and the Muslim world, United States policy toward the Middle East, and the history of Islam in America.

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Nadim Bawalsa

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Bawalsa is completing doctoral coursework at NYU. His larger interests focus on the social history of Mandate Palestine, particularly investigating biographical sources from that period.

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Mohammed S. Ezzeldin

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Ezzeldin is an MA candidate in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University (CCAS). His thesis tackles the relation between modernity, rule of law and justice in colonial and postcolonial Egypt.

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Celeste Holmes

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Holmes received her Bachelors of Art in Art History from the University of California at Davis, and is now studying Muslim-Christian relations and Islamic history in the MA in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University.

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Roshan Iqbal

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Before starting her PhD at Georgetown University, Iqbal completed a M.Phil. in Islamic Studies from the University of Cambridge as a recipient of the Government of Pakistan HEC Scholarship.

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Molly Linehan

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Linehan is completing an MA in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University. She is working on a thesis in non-violent movements in Islam.

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Hadia Mubarak

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Hadia Mubarak is a full-time doctoral student in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. Her research interests include the development of classical Quranic exegesis; Islamic family law; Islamic reform and gender issues in Islam.

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Melanie Trexler

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Melanie Trexler is a Ph.D. candidate in theological and religious studies at Georgetown University. Currently, Melanie is working on her dissertation on Arab Baptist Christians.

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Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. Her master’s thesis was entitled, “Exploring the ‘New Fiqh’: A Sociolinguistic Study of an Islamic Legal Opinion.

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Younus Mirza

Alwaleed Bin Talal Scholar

Mirza is currently completing his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown, with a focus on the Qur’anic Exegesis of Ibn Kathir (d. 774/1373).

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