Dr Jamal has a long-standing relationship with the IIS as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Graduate Studies and through her active involvement in the development of the IIS’ Secondary Curriculum. She brings to her new role a strong academic background and extensive experience with institutions of the Ismaili Community in Europe and North America.
Dr Jamal received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from New York University in 1996 and is a specialist in Persian history and culture in the period of Mongol rule, with a particular emphasis on the Ismaili communities of the time. Her linguistic repertoire includes Arabic, Farsi, French, Russian and German.
We are very pleased to have Dr Jamal join the Department of Community Relations and wish her every success in her new position.