Dr. Mehnaz AfridiDr. Mehnaz Afridi teaches contemporary Islam and the Holocaust at Manhattan College. Many of her courses are focused on concerns relating to religion and politics. In her classes she treats contemporary issues of religious identity including gender, race and class. She also deals with the problems of religious bias and competition as these shape, and are shaped by, questions of identity. She is deeply invested in interfaith work both in her scholarship and as director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center. She is committed to preserving the memory of Holocaust survivors-involving students, community members, and local survivors in this work. She believes people with religious commitments should focus on trying to understand the faiths and beliefs of others.
An Islamic Perspective on Current Antisemitism
Thursday February 14, 2019
USA Student Center, Terrace Room