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Raissa A von Doetinchem de Rande

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande joined the Department of Religious Studies as assistant professor in January 2021. Dr. von Doetinchem de Rande’s research interests lie at the intersection of the study of Islam and ethics. Her current book project, An Untold Story of Human Nature, focuses on the Qur’anic concept of a divinely created human nature and its reception in early Islamic philosophy. At Rhodes, she teaches classes on Islam, the Qur’an, (comparative) ethics, and methods and theories in the study of Islam and religion more broadly.  


Ph.D., Princeton University, 2021
M.A.R., Yale University, 2014
B.A., University of Oxford, 2012