Mehnaz M. Afridi
Professor 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.