Dr. Celene Ibrahim and Dr. Joshua Salaam Join Advisory Board at TISA

Dr. Joshua Salaam (left) and Dr. Celene Ibrahim (right)

Dr. Celene Ibrahim is a faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Groton School. She is the author of Women and Gender in the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 2020) and the editor of “One Nation Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets” (Wipf & Stock, 2019). Her current book project is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press and examines how the concept of tawhīd informs Islamic spiritual practices and theological epistimes. Dr. Ibrahim received a doctorate from Brandeis University, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

           Dr. Salaam has strong roots in the American Muslim community. A speaker for over 30 years, Dr. Salaam entered the Air Force in 1995 and served as a Police officer for four years. He was a key contributor in establishing Friday prayer services on base for Muslim military members and went on to serve as an Imam in Goldsboro, NC for several years. After the military, Joshua immersed himself in community activism. He managed the Civil Rights department for the Council on American-Islamic Relations from 2000-2004 and helped oversee a Baltimore Muslim community and neighborhood development project from 2004-2007. Before starting as Muslim Chaplain at Duke University in July of 2018, Joshua worked with youth and families for 11 years in one of the largest Muslim communities in America. His diverse background gives him a unique perspective on many issues and helps him connect with students.