Ahmed Ragab

Ahmed Ragab

Resident Scholar
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Ahmed Ragab

I’m very delighted to be joining Kirkland house community with my wife, Soha Bayoumi, the Resident Dean, and our daughter, Carmen. By day, I’m the Richard T. Watson associate professor of science and religion at Harvard Divinity School and affiliate associate professor at the History of Science Department, the Standing Committee on Women, Gender and Sexuality and the Committee on the Study of Religion. I also direct of the Science, Religion and Culture program. I grew up in Cairo, Egypt and received my MD at Cairo University and then received my PhD in history of science at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, France. By night (during the baseball season), I’m watching the Red Sox, reading sabermetrics and scouting reports. And on any given Sunday, it’s Patriots time! I’m a diehard Star Wars fan and there is always a new Sci Fi novel open on my kindle. At Kirkland, I’m excited to start and run the new Hicks Club. Inspired by, largely located in, and named after the Hicks House Library, the Club, which is starting this year, is a place to read, watch and chat about science fiction, history and horror and also to explore the Hicks’ vinyl collection. If you are interested in joining the Club or have new ideas, do let me know. I also hope to be a resource for those of you interested in the history of science, medicine and religion.

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