Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Aseel Azab

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Religious Studies
Last updated July 1, 2022


Aseel Azab is a fourth-year doctoral student of Islam, society, and culture in the Department of Religious Studies. She holds a B.A. in political science from the American University in Cairo. She is interested in the cultivation of contemporary Muslim sociopolitical projects and expressions of ethical subjectivities, particularly in Egypt, and the ways in which these projects are produced in response to political circumstances, as well as ongoing textual engagement with premodern Islamic traditions. She has published “The Secular in Anglophone Scholarship on Premodern Islam: A Critical Historiography” in the Havard Divinity School Graduate Student Journal (2021), and recently presented a paper titled “Blessed Be the Strangers: An Islamic Ethical Framework for Eschatological Times” at the conference Muslim Futurism (2022) and an ongoing project “Do What You Can to Keep the Good Word Alive: Salafi Subjectivity in Post 2013 Egypt” at the Doha Institute’s Arab Centre for Policy and Research.