Associate Professor of History Raisur Rahman was elected president of the South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA), recently.
Rahman has served on the SAMSA executive board since 2011 and as the program co-chair of its annual symposium held in Wisconsin for the past four years.
He said he “looks forward to working with scholars across disciplines to effectively disseminate knowledge about South Asia and its Muslim cultures, as well as offer SAMSA as a platform for everyone in the field to converge.”
The mission of the organization is to enhance visibility of scholars and studies of Muslims of South Asia, the largest concentration of Muslims anywhere in the world and one of the most diverse. SAMSA is an affiliate organization of the Association for Asian Studies and has worked closely with other professional bodies.