About Me

Welcome! My name is Dr. Rose Deighton-Mohammed and I am a scholar of religion, gender, and public humanities. I currently work as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Emory University’s Institute for the Liberal Arts. I am also the Director of the Emory LINC Initiative (Learning through Inclusive Collaboration), an innovative interdisciplinary teaching program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Emory’s Institute for the Liberal Arts.

My current book project, “Finding God Between Water and Clay: Contemporary Sufi Women Re-Imagine the Self, Teaching, and Community” explores how modern Sufis are redefining spiritual training, teaching pedagogy, and community dynamics because of their commitments to trauma-informed care, gender justice, and anti-oppressive social values.

In addition to my research and teaching, I have seven years of experience in higher education program administration and institution building. Since 2015, I have worked to build programs that cultivate undergraduate academic leadership. Since 2019, and as a former Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities, I have worked to develop opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to explore the Public Humanities through coursework, community partnerships, and engaged research.