Welcoming IQSA’s New Executive Director: Hythem Sidky


Dr. Hythem Sidky will be a guest on Blogging Theology on October 8th.

International Qur'anic Studies Association

On behalf of the IQSA board of directors, it is a great pleasure to announce that Dr. Hythem Sidky has been appointed as the International Qur’anic Studies Association’s new Executive Director. He will succeed Dr. Emran El-Badawi, who co-founded IQSA and has been Executive Director since its inception.

hsidky-select-portraits-squareHythemcombines expertise in the sciences with a specialization in Qurʾānic manuscripts and reading traditions.He holds an M.S. in applied mathematics and Ph.D.in biomolecular engineeringfrom the University of Notre Dame. Hythem’s dual background allows him to bring together traditional philology and mathematical analysis to study the dynamics and evolution of the Qurʾān in early Islam.He has worked on the stemmatics of Qurʾānic manuscripts, reconstruction of regional oral traditions, and continues to investigate applications of stylometry to the Qurʾān.

In his new role as Executive Director, Hythem will work directly with the Board of Directors and standing committees to lead the organization through these…

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