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  • Name: Saquib Usman

    Recipient Year: 2017|2022

    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 draws on 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 serves as the coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) at University of Michigan’s International Institute.

    School Name: University of Michigan

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

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

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient