Who We Are

We are Harvard's central program for bringing faculty, students, and researchers together who work on Muslim societies.


Program Director

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies - Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Member of the Faculty of Divinity
Director -Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program


William A. Graham served as Dean of Harvard Divinity School from 2002 to 2012, when he stepped down to return to research and teaching. He has been a member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1973 and a member of the Faculty of Divinity since 2002. He has served as director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Master of Currier House, and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on the Study of Religion, and the Core Curriculum Committee on Foreign Cultures at Harvard. He is also former chair of the Council on Graduate Studies in Religion (North America). 

HDS Profile William A. Graham


Alwaleed Bin Talal Professors


David Roxburgh

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History


Ousmane Kane

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society


Malika Zeghal

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life

Faculty Steering Committee


William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment; Director of Modern Language Programs, and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
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