Omid Safi

Occupation: Professor

University: Duke University

Organization: Duke Islamic Studies Center


Omid is an award-winning teacher and speaker, and was nominated six times at Colgate University for the “Professor of the Year” award, and before that twice at Duke University for the Distinguished Lecturer award. At the University of North Carolina, he received the award for mentoring minority students in 2009, and the Sitterson Teaching Award for Professor of the Year in April of 2010.

Omid is an accomplished scholar, having served as the Chair of the Study of Islam Section at the American Academy of Religion. His past and forthcoming books are from University of North Carolina Press, Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, Harvard University Press, and Oxford University Press.