Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Photo by Candace Mixon.

Candace Mixon ’16 Ph.D. Religious Studies captured this sunset at the Fatima Ma’sume Shrine in Qom, Iran. Mixon conducted research in Iran May to July 2014 with funding provided by the Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies.

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies promotes understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research and community outreach. The center is distinguished by its cross-regional approach to Middle East studies – one that breaks down area studies barriers in order to track global flows of ideas, commodities and people. In collaboration with the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the center is a member of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Academic programs include:

Undergraduate majors:

Undergraduate minors:

Additional programs and outreach include: