Muslims and the Chinese State: From the Qing to the Present, Florida International University, January 17

I’m looking forward to a visit to Florida International University on January 17. Here is the abstract: American media has recently highlighted the social circumstances of Muslims living under the Chinese Communist Party. What may be unknown to many is that the tense relationship between Muslim communities and the state have gone back for centuries. This…

AAR 2018 – Where You’ll Find Me

Excited for the 2018 American Academy of Religion conference in Denver. I’ll be busy as usual this year but its always motivational to see smart friends and meet some new peers. If you want to track me down here are some likely places. New Graduate Research in Islamic Studies Saturday – 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Convention Center-507 This will…

Interpreting Islam in China, George Mason University, November 1

I’m excited to visit the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University on November 1. I’ll be discussing my book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I’m honored to be invited by Huseyin Yilmaz and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu. All the details are HERE if you are in the DC area. Free and open to…

Interpreting Islam in China, University of Vermont, April 23

I’m excited to visit the University of Vermont on April 23 to deliver the Claire M. Lintilhac Seminar in Asian Studies. The talk will revolve around my new book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I’m grateful for Thomas Borchert and the Asian Studies Program for hosting me. I’m also excited to join Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst’s…