Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carthage College
Yamina Mermer is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carthage College (Wisconsin, US). Dr. Mermer’s areas of expertise are Quranic Studies, Islamic theology, as well as religion and science. She is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Turkish and has translated and published in several languages. Dr. Mermer holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Durham University in England and has since published extensively on Islamic philosophy of science. Her second doctoral degree is in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Indiana University at Bloomington, US. Dr Mermer has been active in community work, leading study circles and counseling. She has also been active in interfaith dialogue. She is a member of the Scriptural Reasoning Group that brings Jewish, Christian and Islamic scriptures in a faithful conversation with each other. She has regularly participated in its yearly meetings at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Mermer also helped in establishing an interfaith (Scriptural Reasoning) study group among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faculty and students at Swarthmore College, where she taught before moving to Carthage College.