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…

Muslims in the Iraq War: A Cinematic Perspective, University of Oklahoma, November 1

I’m excited to visit the University of Oklahoma on November 1 for a presentation titled “Muslims in the Iraq War: A Cinematic Perspective.” I’ll be discussing my recent article, “Hollywood Muslims in Iraq,” and placing it within a broader context of representation of Muslim in American cinema. I’m grateful for the kind invitation of Waleed F. Mahdi and Samer Shehata…

“…But What Do You Study?”: NAASR Workshop on the Job Market

I’m excited to be part of a wonderful workshop aimed at junior scholars on the job market that will take place over the AAR weekend in Boston. The North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) will be hosting 25 participants on Sunday, November 19 for “…But What Do You Study?”: A NAASR Workshop on Theory & Method…

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…

The Place of Religion in Film, Syracuse University, April 1

I am excited to participate in the third International Conference on Religion & Film sponsored by The Journal of Religion & Film. I attended both previous meetings in Omaha (2014) and Istanbul (2015). This year Syracuse University is hosting the conference – The Place of Religion in Film,  March 30-April 1, 2017 – thanks to the hard work of M. Gail…