The Middle East and South Asia Studies Program began as an interdisciplinary minor in 2004.  Since that time, the Program has grown rapidly to include twenty-three faculty members distributed across ten departments of the college and the Divinity School and to graduate around 25 students each year.  The Program also administers summer study abroad programs in Morocco, India, Nepal, Indonesia, and Egypt and mentors students’ study abroad experiences and overseas research across the region.  Intended as an interdisciplinary space for faculty and students with an academic interest across region that encompasses the Middle East and South Asia, the Program regularly sponsors guest lectures, film series, workshops, and international conferences on the campus of Wake Forest University.


The Middle East and South Asia Studies Program maintains institutional affiliations with the American Institute for Maghribi Studies (AIMS), the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), and the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS).

– AIMS: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/

– AIPS: http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/

– AIIS: http://www.indiastudies.org/

– AISLS: http://www.aisls.org/