Kristin Zahra Sands

Harlequin Adair Dammann Chair in 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 numerous articles on mystical exegesis. Translator of Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri’s The Subtleties of Allusions (Part I) for The Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur’an Project. SLC, 2003–

Undergraduate discipline: Religion

Courses taught in Religion

Courses from previous years

  • Classical Sufi Texts
  • Contemporary Muslim Novels and Creative Nonfiction
  • First-Year Studies: Islam
  • Islam in Europe and the United States
  • Religion, Ethics, and Conflict
  • Contemporary Trends in Islamic Thought
  • Sufism
  • The Qur’an and Its Interpretation

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