Major: Globalization Studies
School: Dartmouth College
Sponsor: South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA)
Dawood Yasin is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Globalization Studies at Dartmouth College, where he also works as the Muslim Life and Service Trips Coordinator at the William Jewett Tucker Foundation. In his role Dawood provides spiritual and religious support for Muslim students at Dartmouth and residents of the greater Hanover area. In addition, Dawood advises students in the Service and Education Program (SEP) and the Cross Cultural Education and Service Program in Siuna, Nicaragua (CCESP-Nicaragua).
Dawood converted to Islam while in South Africa and then spent five years in Damascus studying Arabic, Islam, and spirituality. Upon completion of his studies he relocated to New Haven, CT, where he served as an Imam. While in New Haven he also worked as a teaching assistant and engaged in research at Yale University. Most recently, Dawood served as Director of Outreach at the Zayed Center for Islamic Culture in the United Arab Emirates.
Dawood spends his summers teaching Arabic language at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He was born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and lives with his wife and children in New Hampshire.
Imam Dawood’s Message to Supporters:
To thank people is to thank Allah. I thank the donors at the Islamic Scholarship Fund for their forward thinking in advancing, training and widening the participation of Muslim students in the humanities. Historically Muslims have always had a voice in the humanities, from the early studies of sociology to medieval language and literature. However, while living in the modern world, Muslim voices have been noticeably absent in the critical conversations of our times. Thus, the ISF is crucial in returning these voices to the modern discourse.
Imam Dawood is currently the Director of Division of Student Life at Zaytuna College.