Zareena Grewal
Published August 16, 2017
Updated April 16, 2021

Zareena Grewal is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race and migration and religious studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include political and cultural developments in the Middle East and South Asia, the refugee crisis and the reform of Islam.

Her book Is the Quran a Good Book? examines U.S. citizens’ views of the Quran and how it factors into ideas of Islamophobia and tolerance in America. In 2005, her film By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam was nationally broadcast in the U.S.

Expertise: Islam, gender studies, race and ethnicity, religious studies, international film, anthropology, ethnographic writing

Location: New Haven, Conn.


Phone: (203) 436-8168

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