Alyssa Gabbay’s research interests are in the areas of religious pluralism and tolerance in Islamic societies and women and Islam. She is the author of Islamic Tolerance: Amīr Khusraw and Pluralism, published by Routledge in 2010, and numerous journal and encyclopedia articles and book reviews. Dr. Gabbay received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2007. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches classes on Islam and the Qur’an.

Dr. Gabbay’s research is heavily informed by her time in India, where she spent nine months in 2006 as a Fulbright-Hays fellow, and in Iran, where she studied in 2003 as an American Institute of Iranian Studies fellow.

Masjed-e Emam, Isfahan Masjid-i Imam, Isfahan (Photo credit: Alyssa Gabbay)