A Day in the Life: Elias Saba


Gregory Garcia

Professor Elias Saba, religious studies, starts his day bright and early. Photo by Ohana Sarvotham.

5:30 a.m.: Wake up, make coffee, put away clean 


5:45 a.m.: Research Time.

6:30 a.m.: Get ready for work and start making breakfast.

7:30 a.m.: Feed my six-month-old and myself, finish packing for work.

8:15 a.m.: Run to campus in time to start teaching.

8:30 a.m.: Teach Islam and Gender.

10:00 a.m.: Teach Introduction to Historical Inquiry: The Prophet Muhammad.

11:00 a.m.: Go home to check in with my wife and sick three-year-old.

12 noon: Prepare lunch and eat with my three year old. 

12:30 p.m.: Put my three-year-old down for his nap.

1:00 p.m.: Finish preparing my afternoon class.

1:30 p.m.: Conduct interviews with prospective 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.

3:00 p.m.: Teach Studying Religion: The Middle East.

4:00 p.m.: Take my six-month-old on a drive and errand to pick up prescriptions.

5:30 p.m.: Watch Thomas the Tank Engine with my three-year-old.

6:00 p.m.: Dinner, bath, and bedtime for the kids 

7:30 p.m.: Dinner with my wife.

8:00 p.m.: Finish getting ready for morning class.

9:00 p.m: Bed.