AAR 2019 – Where You’ll Find Me

It’s that time of year again and I am excited to join colleagues and friends at the annual American Academy of Religion meeting. If you want to track me down here are some likely places: New Horizons in Islamic Studies: Advanced Graduate Work Showcase Saturday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Convention Center-4 (Upper Level West) Hosting advanced…

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…