Rose Aslan Ph.D. Candidate, Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina

Rose Aslan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on Islamic studies. Her academic interests include Sunni-Shi`i relations, sacred space, pilgrimage, and ritual, and she is also involved in interfaith and intra-Muslim engagement. She has lived and studied in Egypt, Canada, England, Armenia, Iran, and Iraq, and has traveled extensively around the Middle East. She received her MA in Arab Studies from the American University in Cairo and her BA in religious and Near Eastern studies from the University of British Columbia.