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The Comparative Muslim Societies Program seeks to encourage comparison internally within the world of Islam and externally between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. 

Muslim women at marketplace

Since 2001, we have promoted the comparative study of Muslim societies between and across the boundaries of traditional area studies programs. We focus on these studies within two categories:

  • Muslim majority communities, found in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia
  • Muslim minority communities, found in the United States, Europe, China, and elsewhere

We encourage faculty and students in related study to engage with us at our regular seminars, events, and fellowship programs.