Graduate Theological Union
Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé
Starr King School for the Ministry
Provost, Professor of Cultural Studies and Islamic Studies
At GTU since 1995
Dr. Theol., University of Bern
M.Div., St. Vladimir's Eastern Orthodox Seminary
To make an appointment with Dr. Farajajé, please email his assistant, Faryn Borella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé is in Berkeley at the beginning of the fall semester, and from the middle of spring semester until Commencement. When away from Berkeley, he is available for telephone and/or Skype appointments.
Current Research and Teaching Interests
Study of Islam; Shi'a Studies; Alevi Studies; History of Islam in Africa and in the African Diaspora; Hindu-Muslim Relations; Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy; Islam and Judaism; Islam in Bosnia; History of tasawwuf in Turkey
Islamic Cultural Studies and Critical Theory; Postcolonial/ Decolonial/ Transmodern Theory; Popular Culture and Islam
Intersectionality; Islamic Environmental Studies
Global HIV; Bodies, Genders and Space in Islam
Al-Andalus: Mizrahi and Sephardi Histories; Jewish/Christian/Muslim aesthetics and cultural products
New Media and Islam
Diasporan African Queer Intersectional Theory
- Queen of Months: An Eco-halal Sufi Vegan/vegetarian Cookbook for Ramadan and Beyond, Self-Published, 2013.
- African Creative Expressions of the Divine, with Kortright Davis, ed. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1991.
- Farajajé-Jones, Elias. In Search of Zion: The Spiritual Significance of Africa for Three Black Religious Movements. Bern: Peter Lang, 1990.
- “Beyond the Borders of Duality,” in IVRI The Essence of Hebrew Spirituality: 21st Century Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition. Decatur: Yoga and Judaism Center, 2010.