NELC FACULTY HONORS
NELC Professor emerita Wadad Kadi elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences! Congratulations Prof. Kadi!
Prof. Wadad Kadi is the Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
An accomplished scholar of Arabic and Islamic civilizations, Kadi’s work focuses on the links between Arabic literature and political, sectarian and cultural Islamic thought. She has written 11 books in both English and Arabic, as well as over 70 published articles and several book reviews.
Her awards include the 1994 King Faisal Prize in Arabic Literature and the Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kadi taught at the University of Chicago from 1988 until her retirement in 2009, after which she continued to pursue research and writing. She chaired UChicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from 1991-97, and received a 2004 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. She also served as president of the American Oriental Society from 2003-04.