The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education is proud to welcome Dr. Mehnaz Afridi as our second Upstander Speaker of 2017.
Dr. Afridi is a Muslim educator who teaches the history of the Holocaust. She is Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. Her work and research aim to understand Muslim, Jewish, and Christian relations and to promote interfaith dialogue.
During her studies, she explored the subjects of Judaism and the Holocaust through the lens of her own background, examining the role of Muslims, Islamophobia, and antisemitism in these fields. Her book, Shoah Through Muslim Eyes, details her personal and academic journey into Judaism as a Muslim.
Dr. Afridi’s work in interfaith education and her passionate dedication to preserving the memory of the Holocaust are why we honor her as part of our 2017 Upstander Speaker Series.