Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.

Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is an Adjunct Professor at Gratz College and Associate Professor of Religious studies and Director of Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. She teaches Islam, Holocaust, Genocide and issues of gender within Islam. Her articles have appeared in books such as; Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literature and Culture, (Brill, 2006). Not Your Father’s Anti-Semitism: Hatred of the Jews in the 21st Century (Paragon House, 2008). 2018. “A Muslim’s Response to Frank H. Littel” in Legacy of an Impassioned Plea Franklin H. Littel’s Crucifixion of the Jews, Ed. David Patterson, (New York: Paragon Press), 2018. “Muslim Memory and Righting Relations with the Other” in Righting Relations After the Holocaust, Eds. Elena G. Procario-Foley and Robert A. Cathey, (New Jersey: Paulist Press). “The Role of Muslims and the Holocaust” in Oxford Handbooks Online, (Oxford University Press, 2015). She is the co-editor of a book entitled: “Orhan Pamuk and Global Literature: Existentialism and Politics” (May 2012, Palgrave Macmillan), and her recent book Shoah through Muslim Eyes (Academic Studies Press, 2017) has been nominated for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research and the Jacob Schnitzer Book Award. Dr. Afridi obtained her PhD from University of South Africa, her MA and BA from Syracuse University.

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