April 1, 2020
The Berkley Center welcomed Dr. Ryann Craig as its new director of student programs in fall 2019. Center staff sat down with Craig for a brief interview about her new role.
Director of Student Programs
Ryann Craig is the Berkley Center's director of student programs. 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. Ryann 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).