One of the professional projects that most shapes my weekly activities is hosting two channels on the New Books Network. This is also one of the pursuits that I most enjoy as an academic. Check them out
New Books in Religion and New Books in Islamic Studies
The idea is simple. Author writes a book, we talk about it. These are really interesting conversations that reveal how an author got interested in studying religions, what events shaped their particular interests, the process of formulating these ideas in a book format, and the specific arguments and content from a given book. For me, making our very valuable work accessible and digestible for both an interested public audience and our busy colleagues is extremely important.
For a complete list of interviews you can check out my Podcasts page. I’ll be updating here as I move along too.