Celene Ibrahim was appointed Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University in 2014.
She has also served as Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence on the faculties of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College and as Co-Director of CIRCLE, the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education.
Ms. Ibrahim lectures and publishes widely on topics including the histories and theologies of interreligious relations, Islamic religious leadership and higher education, Islam and Muslims in North America, Islamic family law, Muslim feminist theology, and Qur’anic studies.
She has been recognized as a Harvard Presidential Scholar, and has been a Fellow in Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her work has been highlighted by the Religion Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Ibrahim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, and she is currently completing a doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations at Brandeis University. She is deeply committed to Islamic scholarship and to fostering interreligious learning environments.