Ghazala Anwar

Associate Professor of Quranic Studies

M.A. English Literature, Aligarh University, Aligarh, India
M.A. Humanities, University of Chicago
M.A. Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.
Ph.D. Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.

Contact (email)
Phone: (510) 549-4715

Dr. Anwar joined the Religious Studies programme at Canterbury in 2000, after teaching at a number of universities in the United States, including Temple University, where she completed her PhD in Religion in 1993. Prior to that she took her first MA in English Literature at Aligarh Muslim University in India, and her second MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago.

Her research and teaching interests include Islamic jurisprudence and Sufism, as well as the exploration of issues of healing, gender and sexuality in Islam. She also participates frequently in national and international colloquia on interfaith dialogue and other current issues relating to Islam.


Full-time Core Faculty:

Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé

Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini

Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie

Part-time Core Faculty:

Dr. Ghazala Anwar

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake

Rev. Michelle Favreault

Rev. Kurt Kuhwald

Dr. Jo Sanzgiri


Research Scholars & Research Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Hilda Mason Teaching Fellows

Intern Supervisors


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