Mehnaz M. Afridi

Mehnaz M. AfridiMehnaz M. AfridiProfessor Mehnaz M. Afridi teaches Judaism and Islam at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Originally from Pakistan, raised in Europe and the Middle East, she brings a multicultural perspective to Islam. Her deep interest in Judaism and Modern Jewish Diaspora has led her to numerous interfaith conferences, invitations by non-Muslims to expound on the intellectual and theological similarities between Jews and Muslims. Her recent research projects are focused in Italy, Muslims and Jews in Italian culture; she taught in Rome and recently received a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities to attend a seminar in Venice, Italy. Read a recent article about Mehnaz's "Ask a Muslim" lecture series. Visit her web site. In February 2008 she presented her talk, An Illuminated History of Jewish-Muslim Relations at Levantine Cultural Center.