Interpreting Islam in China, Purdue University, February 14

At the generous invitation of Fenggang Yang I will be heading to Purdue University for a talk about my book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I am excited to speak at the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, which has centered work on religious minorities in China for…

Interpreting Islam in China, Notre Dame, February 13

I’m excited to visit Notre Dame for a talk about my book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I’m grateful to Ebrahim Moosa for inviting me to campus and Khan Asfandyar Shairani for helping arrange my visit. I appreciate the sponsorship from the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies…

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…