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Dr. Celene Ibrahim

Adjunct Professor
celene@bostonislamicseminary.org
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150

Education

  • Ph.D., Arabic and Islamic Civilizations, Brandeis University
  • M.A. Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Harvard University

Dr. Celene Ibrahim

Adjunct Professor

Biography

Dr. Celene Ibrahim specializes in Islamic studies and women’s studies. Her most recent book, Women and Gender in the Qur’an, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is also the editor of One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019).

Dr. Ibrahim holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic civilizations from Brandeis University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She is a frequent public speaker and consultant for educational and civic institutions, serves on the board of multiple institutions, and is the recipient of many academic awards and honors, including being named a Harvard Presidential Scholar.

She has taught at many theological schools, has served as a Muslim chaplain at Tufts University, and is currently on the faculty of Groton School in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Past Courses

  • Women of the Qur’an, Spring 2017
  • Women Around the Prophet: An Analysis of Surah Al-Ahzab, Spring 2018
  • Introduction to Islamic Systems, Ramadan 2020
  • IRL-613: Religions in Contemporary America (Distinction), Fall 2021