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…

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…