Dr. Nahid Angha - Asian & Comparative Studies Adjunct Faculty Nahid Angha

Adjunct Professor
Asian Philosophies and Cultures
Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, University of Exeter; PhD, Newport University

MA, University of Tehran; BA, Missouri State University

Dr. Nahid Angha, PhD, is co-founder of the International Association of Sufism (IAS), the main representative of IAS to the United Nations (NGO/DPI), and the first Muslim woman inducted to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame.  She is Executive Editor of the journal Sufism, An Inquiry, and founder of the international Sufi Women Organization (SWO).

The daughter of Moulana Shah Maghsoud, the twentieth century Persian Sufi of the Uwaiysi School of Sufism, Dr. Angha was the first woman appointed to teach in her father's school, and later the first woman ever to sit in the inner circle council with Muslim leaders from around the world to lead meditation at the annual Sufi Symposium.  In 2000, she earned UNESCO's "Messenger of Peace" award for her work as a humanitarian leader.

An internationally published author, featured in media and publications including White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America and Women in Sufism: A Hidden Treasure, she is one of the major Muslim scholars of the present time with over fourteen published works.  Her dedication to peace has led her to serve in various leadership roles in large-scale international interfaith organizations. Dr. Angha has given lectures and taught classes nationally as well as internationally.  Locally, she established a partnership with Dominican University that resulted in an annual Building Bridges of Understanding Series.

Dr. Angha's international leadership roles also include:

 

Asian Philosophies and Cultures Faculty

Hilary Anderson Hilary Anderson
Professor Emeritus , Asian Philosophies & Womens Spirituality
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Jose State University,
Nahid Angha Nahid Angha
Adjunct Professor, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, University of Exeter; PhD, Newport University ,
MA, University of Tehran; BA, Missouri State University,
Debashish Banerji Debashish Banerji
Haridas Chaudhuri Professor & East-West Psychology Chair, Doshi Professor of Asian Art
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles,
MS, University of Louisville; BA, Bombay University,
Steven Goodman Steven Goodman
Associate Professor and Concentration Chair, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, MA, University of Saskatchewan,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Madhu Khanna Madhu Khanna
Adjunct Distinguished Professor, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, University of Oxford,
Dipl, University of Wales; MA, Elphinstone College,
Jim Ryan Jim Ryan
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Adjunct, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, University of California, Berkeley ,
Rina Sircar Rina Sircar
Professor Emeritus, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, California Institute of Asian Studies,
PhD, Gujarat University; MA, BL, BA, Rangoon University,
Kirk Templeton Kirk Templeton
Adjunct Lecturer, Asian Philosophies and Cultures
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, San Francisco State University; BA, Sonoma State University,
Aaron Weiss
Program Coordinator, Asian, Philosophies, and Cultures & Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
Yi Wu Yi Wu
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Adjunct, School of Consciousness and Transformation

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