American Academy of Religion’s Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Scholarship

The American Academy of Religion recently put together a Publishing Task Force, of which I am part. Our task has been to think about the AAR’s role in promoting scholarship and publishing among its membership. They recognize the changing terrain of academic scholarship so a sub-group of the task force focused on producing draft of guidelines for…

Review #2: Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution

A second review of Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution in the 17th–21st Centuries just came out in Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review. Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Professor at New York University, and author of The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China (Harvard, 2005), provides a brief history of scholarship on…

Blurb: Craig Martin, A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion, 2nd Edition

I am big fan of of Craig Martin (Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College) and his scholarship. His wonderful book A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion has just been published in the second edition by Routledge. If you are interested in a teaser I interviewed him about the book for New Books in Religion, and reviewed the book…

Islam in Asia: Traditions & Transformation ~ NEH Summer Institute

I am so excited to participate in the NEH Summer Institute on Islam in Asia: Traditions & Transformation at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa this summer. The Institute is co-directed by Nelly van Doorn-Harder and Peter D. Hershock with a whole hosts of amazing scholars participating. Many of my favorite scholars are involved, including Asma Afsaruddin, Muhamad Ali, Barbara Watson Andaya, Bruce…