Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D., is an affiliated faculty member. Her areas of expertise include Global Christianity, Contemporary Islamic Ethics, and Nursi Studies. Before coming to VTS, she taught at Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America.
Dr. Sayilgan obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Islamic Studies and Law at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany in 2004. In 2008, she graduated from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut with a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations. From 2014-2015, Dr. Sayilgan was the senior fellow for Peace and Reconciliation and Luce Visiting Muslim Scholar at the Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies. Her doctoral research at Georgetown University’s theology department focused on the intersection of Islamic theology and immigration.