Associate Professor of Quranic Studies
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.