American Academy of Religion’s Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Scholarship

The American Academy of Religion recently put together a Publishing Task Force, of which I am part. Our task has been to think about the AAR’s role in promoting scholarship and publishing among its membership. They recognize the changing terrain of academic scholarship so a sub-group of the task force focused on producing draft of guidelines for…

Islam in Asia: Traditions & Transformation ~ NEH Summer Institute

I am so excited to participate in the NEH Summer Institute on Islam in Asia: Traditions & Transformation at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa this summer. The Institute is co-directed by Nelly van Doorn-Harder and Peter D. Hershock with a whole hosts of amazing scholars participating. Many of my favorite scholars are involved, including Asma Afsaruddin, Muhamad Ali, Barbara Watson Andaya, Bruce…

Interpreting the Qur’an in China, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, November 7

Our Religious Studies Department at University of Nebraska Omaha has had a long varied relationship with the Department of Classics & Religious Studies at University of Nebraska Lincoln. From what I hear, those connections have ebbed and flowed with various levels of cross-campus participation. But we are collectively making greater strides to collaborate. One initiative is a bi-annual…