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Ryann Craig

Special Assistant to the Vice President for Mission and Ministry


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Ryann Craig is special assistant to the vice president for mission and ministry and director of academic initiatives in Georgetown University's Office of Mission and Ministry. From October 2019 through December 2023 she was the director of student programs and an assistant research professor at the Berkley Center, as well as a faculty fellow at the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service at Georgetown University. Before joining the Berkley Center, she worked in academic support and student advising as assistant director of academic support at the Catholic University of America. She recently served as a copy editor for the International Qurʾānic Studies Association’s journal and monograph series (2016-2018) and has been involved in a number of religious minority cultural heritage preservation initiatives in the United States, Germany, and Israel/Palestine. Craig completed her Ph.D. (Catholic University of America) on the use of Quranic proof texts by medieval Christian Arabic and Syriac authors while in residence as a doctoral fellow at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. She is co-editor with Vasile-Octavian Mihoc of A Contested Coexistence: Insights in Arabic Christianity from Theology to Migration (Harrassowitz, 2020).

At the Berkley Center, Craig served as the staff lead on the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, in collaboration with the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. She teaches on the Muslim Jesus in Eastern Christian thought with the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

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