conferences

2013

“South Asian Muslim Belonging: Orientalism, Race, Citizenship, and Shari’ah.” South Asian Literary Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. January 2013.

2012

“Muslims as Possible “Foreign Nationals”: Lingering Orientalism, Citizenship, and Shari’ah.” Study of Islam Section. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 18, 2012.

2011

“’Religion’ and Intellectual Empires: Pre-Colonial, South Asian Definitions and the Study of Religion.” Religion and Colonialism Consultation. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.

“The Sufi teachings of Krishna: ‘Abd al-Rahman Chishti’s interpretive translation of the Bhagavadgita.” Comparative Studies in Religion Section. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.

“Orientalism, Empires and Vocabulary: How Muslim Empires can inform ‘Religion’.” South Asian Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference, Richmond, VA. April 2011.

2010

“Religion, Islam, and Religious Studies: How South Asian Muslim Kings can help Broaden ‘Religion’ and Fix Eurocentric Definitions.” Theory and Methods in Religion Section. Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. March 6, 2010.

2009

“The Ajmer Sharif: the relationship between space, history, and hagiography.” Study of Islam Section. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC. November 10, 2009.

“Hagiography, Architecture, and History: an examination of the construction of sacred space at the Ajmer Sharif.” Study of Islam Section. Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC. March 14, 2009.