Updates for Week 10, Winter Quarter
Welcome to week 10, dear community! As you work on those final papers and presentations, we want to remind you that helpful university resources, including Stanford Learning Programs' academic coaching and writing and oral communication tutoring at the Hume Center, are available until Friday. We also want to encourage to find time for breaks and caring for yourself this week. Need help figuring out how to do that? Book an appointment with a Well-Being Coach today!
As the quarter closes, we wanted to reflect on the joys and accomplishments of the last ten weeks. This winter, we welcomed Dr. Amina Darwish to Stanford, launched the Abbasi-Markaz Fellowship, and published three new episodes of Markaz Mosaic. Our staff planned many events, including a Chai Chat with Rim-Sarah Alouane on Islamophobia in France, a meet and greet with faculty, and a Family Weekend Virtual Tour. We welcomed a new cohort of Frosh Interns who helped host weekly AfterZoom Chais. And, we continued our partnership with MSU on the popular pre-professional series, among other events. We are grateful for the work of our student staff, interns, Dr. Amina, and the amazing board of the Muslim Student Union who bring these programs to life.

Community, thank you for a great winter! We hope you find some time during break to reflect, rest, and plan for the next quarter. In anticipation of spring, we are concluding this message with a list of interesting courses from the Abbasi program for you to consider.  Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30PM PST
Join the Markaz next Tuesday for a Chai Chat celebrating Muslim women in commemoration of Women's History Month, with educator and activist Hind Makki.

Muslim Women: Access, Advocacy, Advancement with Hind Makki
Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 PM PST
Register at for the Zoom link!
Hind Makki is an interfaith and anti-racism educator who holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University. A former fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, Hind is the founder and curator of Side Entrance, an award-winning website documenting women’s prayer experiences in mosques. Hind served on the Islamic Society of North America’s Mosque Inclusion Taskforce and was an advisor to the ISPU project Reimagining Muslim Spaces, consulting with American mosques on gender, economic, and convert diversity. In 2018, Hind was featured as one of CNN’s 25 Influential American Muslims. Locally, Hind serves on the advisory boards of the Br. Jeffrey Gros, FSC Institute for Dialogue, Justice, and Social Action at Lewis University and the Chicago History Museum’s exhibit “American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago.

[3/18] TALK: The Sea That Binds and Divides: Our Mediterranean RSVP
[3/26] TALK: Mapping the Islamic World: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires RSVP


The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Markaz Resource Center jointly invite applications for a new one-year undergraduate fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to foster student-led campus conversations on themes related to Islam or Muslim societies and cultures in any historical or regional context. Learn more here and apply by April 30. For any questions about the fellowship, contact Abiya Ahmed, Director of the Markaz, at

Apply to be a CTL tutor or Language Conversation Partner. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is now hiring Subject Tutors and Language Conversation Partners (LCPs) for the 21-22 academic yearUndergraduate and co-term students are welcome to apply for the following subjects: Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, CME, CS, Economics, Engineering, Human Biology, Math, MS&E, Physics, and Statistics. The deadline for all tutor applications is Sunday, April 18. Undergraduate, co-term, and graduate students are welcome to apply the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. The deadline for all LCP applications is Sunday, April 4.

Enter the Stanford Global Studies Photo Contest. The annual Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Enter for a chance to win cash and other prizes. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 7. Multiple entries are allowed. Any graduate or undergraduate student affiliated with a Stanford Global Studies program or center may enter, including internship program participants and grant recipients. Please visit the Global Studies website for details about how to enter, and view the winners of last year’s contest here.

Participate on a study for Muslim Mental Health. The Stanford Muslim Student Mental Health Initiative (Stanford MMHI) is a community-driven research & advocacy project that has been launched in collaboration with the Markaz and the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab. Stanford MMHI aims to uplift Muslim students by understanding and advocating for their mental health needs. If you are interested in helping provide insight into Stanford Muslim students' mental health needs, you can participate in the following IRB-approved study by filling out this interest form. Follow the initiative on instagram @StanfordMMHI and email any questions here.
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