Tahera Qutbuddin is a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Hyde Park Institute. She is a scholar of classical Arabic literature and Islamic studies focusing on intersections of the literary, the religious, and the political in classical Arabic poetry and prose. Since 2002, she has been a professor of Arabic literature and Islamic studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She is also a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, associate faculty of the Divinity School, and ten-year chair of the undergraduate major Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (2009-2019). You can read Prof. Qutbuddin’s full bio here.