AAR 2017 – Where You’ll Find Me

I’m excited to attend the 2017 American Academy of Religion conference in Boston this year. I’m always energized by the meeting after catching up with friends, meeting new colleagues, and hearing lots of interesting research. This year I’ll be busy. If you want to track me down here are some likely places.

Theory and Method in the Study of Transnational Religious Expression

Saturday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM | Sheraton Boston-Beacon F (Third Level)
My main research presentation is titled “Asian American Muslim Cinema: A Theoretical Preface.” AAR members can read the first draft here. I’ll sum up my thoughts during the panel so we can focus on a collective discussion.

How to Get Published

Saturday – 4:00 PM-6:30 PM | Hilton Boston Back Bay-Westminster (Second Level)
Since my recently published book, Interpreting Islam in China, was part of the AAR Academy Series I was asked to join a conversation on publishing.

“…But What Do You Study?”: A NAASR Workshop on Theory & Method in the Job Market

Sunday – 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Folks with North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) invited me to talk about navigating the job market with junior scholars.

Crossing Borders, Transcending Boundaries: The Shifting Contexts of Muslim Politics

Monday – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM | Hynes Convention Center-104 (Plaza Level)
I’m part of the steering committee for the Contemporary Islam Unit so I get the pleasure of presiding over this exciting panel.


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