Alison Kysia’s DukeCreate 99 Clay Vessels Pottery Workshop at the Duke Arts Annex, taken by Dallas Clemons.jpeg

The Duke Islamic Studies Center is intensely committed to community involvement, fostering an undergraduate cohort studying Islam, and organizing events that bring together academic, cultural, and arts programming.

DISC events engage a vibrant community of scholars and learners, including faculty, students, and community through a number of different initiatives. These include the five year Building Bridges: Muslims in America project funded through the Doris Duke Foundation, as well as numerous conferences, lectures, performances, and residencies. These have included engagements with Durham Public Schools as well as various arts communities and institutions around the Triangle Area.