Mehnaz Afridi, PhD

Director of HGI and Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Afridi is Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. She teaches courses on Islam, the Holocaust, Genocide, comparative religion, and Feminism. Her recent book "Shoah through Muslim Eyes" (Academic Studies Press, 2017) was nominated for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research and the Jacob Schnitzer Book Award. She is currently working on a book, "The Wounded Muslim," (Lexington Books, forthcoming) and a co-edited book on “International Approaches to the Holocaust,” (Nebraska University Press, forthcoming). In 2019 she was awarded the Costello Award for teaching excellence in the School of Liberal Arts at Manhattan College.

Dr. Afridi obtained her Ph.D. from University of South Africa, her M.A. and B.A. from Syracuse University.