1935085_127566316311_1689995_n

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, June 2-5, 2016

Heading off to the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am excited to be heading back to the East-West Center, next to the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. I first visited the EWC in 2011 for a NEH Summer Institute hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program, called the Dynamics of Cultural Unity and…

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 5.21.27 PM

Hollywood reworks Muslim stereotypes – Interview on Religion News Service

Reporter Julie Poucher Harbin was kind to ask me about my thoughts on the representation of Muslims in Television and Film for her latest piece at Religion News Service. I was in the midst of teaching my Islam in Film course and working on the outline for a current book project, The Cinematic Lives of Muslims. Here are the relevant quotes:   Hollywood reworks Muslim…

maxresdefault

Mediating Islam: Representation and Muslim Identity – New Article

I’ve got a new article in the open access Journal of Religion & Society. The article, “Mediating Islam: Representation and Muslim Identity,” was initially party of a symposium on Religion and Identity at Creighton University. If you are interested the other articles are collected here. My contribution argues that there is a predominant media narrative that asserts that Islam…