Fariha I. Khan

Fariha I. Khan

Associate Director of Asian American Studies

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Fariha Khan is the Associate Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania where she also teaches courses on South Asians in the U.S, Asian American Communities, Asian American Food, as well as Muslim Identity in America. She received a Master's degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Yale University and a PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on South Asian American Muslims and the Asian American community.  Actively involved in the Philadelphia community, Dr. Khan is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Folklore Project and serves on the Board of Directors of the Samuel S. Fels Fund.  She was appointed in 2015 to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

Education

MA, Yale University, Arabic and Islamic Studies; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Folklore and Folklife; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Folklore and Folklife

Research Interests

Ethnicity and Migration, South Asian Americans, Muslim Americans, Asian American Community Folklife, APA Activism

Courses Taught

South Asians in the U.S.
Asian American Communities
Muslim Identity in America
Asian American Food

Affiliations

American Folklore Society
Association for Asian American Studies
Philadelphia Folklore Project