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Mehnaz Afridi

Dr. Afridi is a Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith

Education Center at Manhattan College. She teaches courses on Islam, the Holocaust, Genocide, comparative religion, and Feminism. Her last book Shoah through Muslim Eyes (Academic Studies Press, 2017) was nominated for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research and the Jacob Schnitzer Book Award. She is currently working on a book, The Wounded Muslim, (Lexington Books, forthcoming), and a co-edited book on “International Approaches to the Holocaust”, (Nebraska University Press, forthcoming). In 2019 she was awarded the Costello Award for teaching excellence in the School of Liberal Arts and the Lasallian Educator (2020) at Manhattan College.

She is also a US State Department Member on the delegation for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. She also serves as a member of the Committee of Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, D.C.

Dr. Afridi obtained her Ph.D. from the University of South Africa and her M.A. and B.A. from Syracuse University.


Mehnaz Afridi
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