Kristin Zahra Sands

Harlequin Adair Dammann Chair Islamic Studies

BA, The New School. MA, PhD, New York University. Special interests include Sufism, Qur’anic exegesis, religion and media, and political theology. Author of Sufi Commentaries on the Qur’an in Classical Islam and a forthcoming translation of Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri’s Subtleties and Allusions, as well as published articles on mystical exegesis, teaching Islam, and Islam on the Internet. SLC, 2003–

Undergraduate discipline: Religion

Courses taught in Religion

Courses from previous years

  • Islam in Europe and the United States
  • Religion, Ethics, and Conflict
  • Contemporary Trends in Islamic Thought
  • Sufism
  • The Qur’an and Its Interpretation
  • Islam and the Muslim World
  • Muslim Literature, Film, and Art

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