Islamic Law Consultant; Doctoral Candidate
Irfana Hashmi is an Islamic Law Consultant for the Shari'a Index Project (SIP) at Cordoba Initiative, a global non-profit that works on Muslim-West Relations. Hashmi is also pursuing doctoral studies in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and History at New York University. Her focus is Islamic law and Gender in the medieval Mediterranean. She has been a Henry MacCracken Scholar for academic excellence during her tenure at NYU and a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. She received her B.A. in English and Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Hashmi also holds an M.A. in English Literature from City University of New York: Hunter College and an M.A. in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from New York University.