Dr. Bridget Blomfield
Islamic Studies Program
Arts and Sciences Hall 205
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0298
Bridget Blomfield is director of the Islamic Studies Program at UNO and an assistant professor in the Religious Studies Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University.
Her areas of expertise are Islamic Studies and Women's Studies in Religion. Her dissertation, The Language of Tears, is a study of Shi'a Muslim women's religious rituals particularly those rituals performed during the month of Muharram.
Her research is primarily ethnographic in nature and includes the religious rituals of Shi’a Muslim women, American Sufi organizations and Saudi students living in the United States.