Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
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Ayesha Bakali

Assistant Director of Research Operations, Editorial Assistant

Ayesha Bakali is an educator and researcher with a background in Arabic and Islamic Studies from both Georgetown and Duke Universities. In addition to teaching Arabic at the university level, Ayesha has conducted research on the history and revival of ‘awqaf institutions, particularly in the Gulf region, while serving as a Fulbright Fellow in Kuwait. She has a keen interest in exploring the socio-economic impact of traditional faith-based giving models and creating positive change at the intersections of philanthropy and public policy.

In addition to Ayesha’s role as the Assistant Director of Research Operations, she also serves as the Editorial Assistant on Yaqeen’s Editorial Review Board.