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Kayla Dang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; The Renard Professor of Islamic Studies
Theological Studies


B.A. Classics, University of Notre Dame, 2011

M.A. Classics, University of Southern California, 2014

M.A. Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2015

Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University, 2022

Research Interests

  • History of Islam in Late Antiquity
  • Interactions of Muslims, Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Classical Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, and Iranian languages

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Oriental Society
  • Middle Eastern Studies Association
  • Middle East Medievalists
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Association for Iranian Studies