Staff

Dr. Tiffany Puett, Executive Director
Tiffany Puett is a scholar of American religions and a community educator. As the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life, she researches, develops resources and curriculum, and teaches about religious and cultural diversity, equity and social justice. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in Ethics from Boston University. Her work is inspired by the rich diversity of Texas, the power of storytelling, and her commitment to mutual liberation. She lives in Austin with her husband, two lovely children, and two energetic dogs.


Mehlam Bhuriwala, Program Coordinator
Mehlam serves as Program Coordinator, working on oral history initiatives, outreach, and community engagement. He recently graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies, and has previously served as Research Intern to the IDCL’s Muslim Voices Project. In his free time, Mehlam loves to cook, spoil his cats, and practice his Arabic.