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Zaheer Ali

Columbia University

Zaheer Ali is a Ph.D. student in history at Columbia University, where he is completing his dissertation on the history of the Nation of Islam’s Mosque No. 7 in Harlem, New York, 1954-1965. He worked for several years as project manager of Columbia University’s Malcolm X Project–a multi-year research initiative on the life and legacy of Malcolm X–where he associate edited an online, annotated version of The Autobiography of Malcolm X; and he contributed as a lead researcher for Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. He currently teaches in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, where he has taught courses on Islam in the African American Experience, and Malcolm X.