The LSA Executive Committee has selected Aliyah Khan to receive the 2020 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award for outstanding instruction of undergraduates.

Professor Khan researches and teaches in the fields of Caribbean literature and Muslim and Islamic literatures, with specialties in race, ethnicity, immigration, and gender and sexuality. She is the author of Far from Meccaa literary study of Islam and Muslims in Caribbean discourse and national imaginaries, with a focus on 19th-21st-century Indo- and Afro-Caribbean Muslim communities in Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica.