teaching philosophy

My research and teaching center on Islam, South Asia, and religious identity and definition.  I expect that students develop critical reading and writing skills in each of my courses, and tailor all assignments to this purpose alongside the acquisition of specific knowledge about the subject matter at hand.  Religion is omnipresent in today’s global landscape, and it is my contention that in order to educate global citizens, a serious exploration of religion–including and perhaps especially Islam–is of the utmost importance.

current & recent courses

REL095A: Islam

REL095B: TAP: Islam

REL20: Introduction to Religion: Comparative (South Asian Religions)

REL100: Interpretation of Religion

REL130: Islam

REL 131: Hindu Traditions

courses taught previously

Islam & Islamic Art in South Asia

Modern Muslim Literatures

Love & Devotion in South Asian Literature

Place, Space & Religion