My research and teaching center on Islam, South Asia, religious identity, and definitions of “religion.” 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.
Twitter and other social media are regular components of my courses.
current & recent courses
Islam and Modernity (see Fall 2015 class research blog here)
Interpretation of Religion (#rel100uvm)
Studies in Hindu Traditions (see Fall 2014 class research blog here)
AS195: Intern in Humanities
Religion and Empire (#relempuvm)
courses taught previously
Islam & Islamic Art in South Asia
Modern Muslim Literatures
Love & Devotion in South Asian Literature
Place, Space & Religion