New Religion Department Faculty

This fall, the Religion Department will be welcoming two new faculty members, Zahra Ayubi and Devin Singh.

Zahra Ayubi, who comes to us from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and who will be teaching Religion 8 (Introduction to Islam) and Religion 26 (Islam in America) in Fall Term, has focussed her research on women and gender in prescriptive discourses and ethical thought in both pre-modern and modern Islam. Her scholarship is a feminist engagement with the Islamic intellectual tradition that seeks to advance understandings of the ways that gender is constructed in Islamic philosophy and operates in historical and contemporary transnational Muslim communities. At Dartmouth, she also teaches courses in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Devin Singh, who comes to us from Yale, where he earned his Ph.D. and was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Integrated Humanities, studies religious thought in the modern West and in sites of colonial encounter, with special attention to the Christian tradition and its interaction with economy and politics. He researches, writes, and teaches on religion and politics, religion and economics, secularization, and special topics in Christian thought, philosophy of religion, and social ethics, will be teachingReligion 19.15 (God and Money) in the Fall.