Sapelo Square & Sacred Writes Media Collaboration Award

I am very grateful and so excited to be awarded a partnership opportunity with Sapelo Square and Sacred Writes. The award will allow me to continue my work on Muslim movie stars and bring it to a broader public audience. I will be writing about the relationship between activism and fame though the example of…

Review of Interpreting Islam in China – Reading Religion

New review of Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab published with the American Academy of Religion’s Reading Religion by Gang Li. Petersen contributes to the growing interest in the studies of the Han Kitab tradition with his new approach of historical hermeneutics, which enlarges and deepens our understanding of both…

Review of Interpreting Islam in China – ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies

One more review of Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab has been published in ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. Alexander Wain, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, works on Islam in the Malay World, especially the role of Sino-Muslims within it. Wain offers some excellent ways to make the study…