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  • Name: Saquib Usman

    Recipient Year: 2022|2017

    Major: Anthropology

    Description: Saquib Ali Usman cultivated a spirit of caring for others throughout his life. Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, his interests in cross-cultural engagement began in early in his childhood with periods of study and living in Pakistan, Syria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In 2008, Saquib interned at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. After completing his undergraduate degree, Saquib worked for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School until he formally turned his focus towards social sciences and history.Supported by generous fellowships from the NSF-GRFP, Saquib’s dissertation work drew upon sociocultural, linguistic, and historical perspectives to explore the world of blind performers, scholars and literary people in places across the Islamic world. Alongside his PhD work at Michigan, Saquib served as the coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) at University of Michigan’s International Institute. He completed his PhD in 2022.

    School Name: University of Michigan

    Sponsor: Zehra Attari Memorial Scholarship|American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF)

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saquibusman/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient