Doctor Zeyneb Sayilgan was the Senior Fellow for Peace and Reconciliation and Luce Visiting Muslim Scholar at the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) at VTS for 2014-15. Her doctoral research at Georgetown University’s theology department focused on the intersection of Islamic theology and immigration. Sayilgan obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Islamic Studies and Law at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany in 2004. In 2008, she graduated from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut with a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations.
Her position as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Theology and Religious Pluralism is fully funded by the Louisville Institute, and her selection by that foundation as one of only five Postdoctoral Fellows is a signal accomplishment and an indication of her promise for scholarship and teaching.