Duke UniversityIslamic Studies

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Duke University is committed to building an Islamic Studies program that approaches Islam as a global phenomenon and is genuinely interdisciplinary, extending our established strength in humanities and religious studies to the social sciences. The Graduate School does not offer advanced degrees in Islamic Studies. Instead, our faculty and graduate students pursue their studies within departments where they specialize in the study of Islam and Muslims. 

However, Duke Middle East Studies Center offers a graduate-level certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. You can find more information here.
Please note that the core course of the Middle East Studies certificate program will be taught this fall by Frances Hasso. You can find more information about this course by follow things link.

New Certificate in College Teaching 

The Certificate in College Teaching will appear on the transcript of PhD students who complete its requirements as an officially endorsed Duke University Graduate School certificate; it is being offered in order to recognize and validate professional development activities undertaken by PhD students and add competitiveness and value to PhDs awarded to Duke graduate students.

Technology and the Sacred: Voices and Faces of the Adhan in Cairo

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 by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, TIRN and ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 16, 2014:  In  2007 Ukrainian-born artist Anna Kipervaser began work on a multimedia documentary project about the muezzins who recite the Muslim call to prayer (the adhan) in Cairo. In 2009, the project came to encompass a feature length documentary film… Read More
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The Paradox of Militant Democracy

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by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 9, 2013:    Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University Alex Kirshner gave an intellectually challenging public talk last month on “A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism,” touching on cases ranging from Reconstruction-era American history, to 1992… Read More
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Duke Graduate School

If you are interested in graduate studies focused on Islamic Studies at Duke, you must meet the admission and graduation requirements of the Graduate School and the department or program that will serve as the disciplinary home for your research on Islam and the Muslim world.

Graduate School Admissions

Links to Graduate Departments & Programs

Spring 2013 Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Course List

In anticipation of robust activity during drop-add period, we have provided a list of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies courses for Spring 2013 for reference found here.  

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