TISS is an inclusive organization and welcomes all persons with an interest in informed discussion about national security events. At its core are some fifty scholars and practitioners who are very active in the organization and are listed in the Directory. Also noted in this section of the website are a number of groups and individuals who have played – and in most cases continue to play – a special role in the life of TISS. These include our founders, Board Members (Past and Present), undergraduate scholars (Wickershams), graduate students who have participated in our New Faces program, and Fellows (Past and Present).
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesNorth Carolina State UniversityDepartment of Philosophy and Religious StudiesWork429 Withers Hall North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695RaleighNC27695USAworkWork Phone:(919) 515-6194workWork Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETWebsite:http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/bigelow/
: Anna Bigelow (Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara) is Anna Bigelow is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University where she won the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2009. She specializes in South Asian Religions. She is particularly interested in Islam, inter-religious relations, shared sacred sites, conflict resolution, and religious extremism and has given public and academic lectures on all of these topics. Her current book project focuses on how shared sacred sites impact shared civic space and vice versa. She has published on Sufism, pluralism, and the inter-religious violence in Gujarat in 2002.