Ansari Is Fulbright Scholar


Maboud Ansari, professor of sociology, spent several months in Albania giving lectures and presentations as a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs worldwide.

A specialist in social theory, ethnic studies, and Muslim communities in the United States, Ansari was a guest lecturer at two major universities, Beder University and the University of New York Tirana, both located in Albania’s capital, where he discussed the sociology of Muslims and Islamic communities at universities in the United States. He also participated in an academic panel discussion at which the president of Albania was present. In addition, Ansari conducted interviews for an ongoing cross-cultural research project on Gulen-inspired schools in several countries in collaboration with Vincent Parrillo, professor of sociology.

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