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Labiba Ali

Labiba Ali

Adjunct Instructor

Labiba Ali is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s South Asia Institute where she specialized in the study of Muslims in pre-modern South Asia. Her MA thesis looked at Muslim identity formation among medieval Bengali Muslims through the lens of dress. She is an assistant teacher at Rutgers University as well as a member of the Metropolitan Museum’s Islamic Art Friends Group and a founder of creativeBangladesh, a blogzine on Bangladeshi art and history.  Ali teaches  courses on Islamic history, art, and culture in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at NYUSPS. 

Past Courses

Islamic Cultural History: Music, Literature, and Dance

Explore the cultural history of the Islamic world by examining its literature, music, dance, and art.