Before joining the Religion faculty at UVM in Fall 2012, I earned my BA in Religion at Colgate University (2005), an MTS at Harvard Divinity School (2007), and completed my PhD in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on Islamic Studies, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012).
My specialization within the broad scope of the study of religion is Islam, with a particular regional focus on South Asia. My current research deals with issues of Muslim and Hindu religious identity, historiography, and the development of theories of religion. Find the highlights of my research here.
In Fall 2017, my first monograph, Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad was published by I.B. Tauris.
My research interests include South Asian Islam, Indo-Persian literature, Mughal Empire history, colonialism in South Asia, postcolonial theory, theories of religion, history of religion, religious identity formation, Sufism, and South Asian religions.
I teach classes on Islam, Hindu traditions, and the study of religion, among other topics.
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