Before joining the Religion faculty as an Assistant Professor 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. In Fall 2017, my first monograph, Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad was published by I.B. Tauris. My current research projects deal with global histories of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; how job market advertisements shape Islamic studies; and how memorialization of anti-colonial revolts are used in contemporary Indian landscapes.
Find the highlights of my research here.
I teach classes on Islam, critical theory in the study of religion, and occasionally Hindu traditions, among other topics.
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