Islam, Media, and Religious Discrimination in America – Wabash Teaching Islam Blog

Recently I was able to write up some thoughts about teaching Islam in my World Religion courses for the Wabash Center’s Teaching Islam Blog Series, “Islam, Media, and Religious Discrimination in America.” I outline some issues and how I approach them through a few texts: Jolyon Mitchell’s, “Religion and the News: Stories, Contexts, Journalists and Audiences” Moustafa Bayoumi’s This…

The First Islamic Classic in Chinese – A Review

I recently reviewed Sachiko Murata’s wonderful complete translation of the Real Commentary on the True Teaching (Zhengjiao zhenquan 正教真詮), the first major Chinese-language Islamic text, published in 1642, written by Wang Daiyu 王岱輿, for the AAR’s Reading Religion. If you are interested you can access the full review here. Here is a sneak peak: Murata has produced another…

Old Dominion University – Philosophy & Religious Studies

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Old Dominion University. In addition to all the colleagues I hope to build with over the coming years I am very excited to join my good friend Nicole Willock, who was part of my Wabash cohort. I’ll miss my friends…

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…