Senior Research Fellow (2022–2024)








Lulie El-Ashry is an interdisciplinary scholar of Religious Studies whose work examines religious conversion, identity negotiation, and transnational religious networks in modern and contemporary Europe and beyond. She holds a B.A and an M.A in Political Science (American University in Cairo, 2003 and 2005), an MTS in Islamic Studies (Harvard Divinity School, 2011) an M.A (2015) and a Ph.D. in The Study of Religion (Harvard, 2020). From 2020 to 2021, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Her research has been supported by the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, Loeb Research Fellowship in Religious Studies, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, the Krupp Foundation Fellowship, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. As a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies, Dr. El-Ashry will combine historical and ethnographic methods to conduct research on particular instances of border-crossings, identity transformation, and religious conversion.