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My research focuses on religious studies, secularism, modern Islam, liberal Muslims, and liberal non-Muslims thinking about Muslims. I’ve published on Twentieth Century Muslim intellectuals in Iran, as well as media and Islamophobia, and “post-secular” pedagogies on US university campuses. My current book project examines a series of international attempts to stage Islam for liberal publics.

I am on sabbatical 2018-2019. When I’m back on campus I’ll be teaching about Islam, Religion & Law, Postcolonial / Decolonial Studies, and hopefully some new things that I’ll think up in the meantime (a course on the Jinn? I’d love a course on the Jinn….)


Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Religious Studies (2012)

M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Studies (2005)

B.A. Carleton College, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, with honors (2003)

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