Chair of Islamic Studies
Associate Professor of Religion
School of Arts and Humanities
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Spring 2015 Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, or by appointment.
Ph.D., Islamic Studies and Arabic Literature, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department, University of Pennsylvania, 1997.
The Qur’ān; Arabic literatures; Progressive Islamic Theologies; Women in Islam; Islam and Environmental Ethics; Islam and the Digital Age
Classic Arabic literatures and the Qur’ān; Gender and Sexuality in Arabic Literature; Western Qur’ānic Studies; Feminisim and Qur’ānic Studies; Women in Islam; Islam and Environmental Ethics
Hafsa bint 'Umar: Mother of the Qur'an, book reconstructing key aspects of Hafsa's Life Story; feminist historiography on women's contributions to the Origins of Islam
From Ego to Eco: A Green Jihad: book on Islam and Environmental Issues
Encyclopaedia of Islam and Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, Leiden, Brill, Entries on "Hafsa bint 'Umar ibn al-Khattab"
Muhammad in the Digital Age, editor and contributor. University of Texas Press (forthcoming, September, 2015). More Information Here.
“Of CyberMuslimahs: Wives of the Prophet and Muslim Women in the Digital Age,” in Muhammad in the Digital Age, ed. Ruqayya Khan. (University of Texas Press, forthcoming, September, 2015). More Information Here.
"Did a Woman Edit the Qur'an? Hafsa's Famed Codex," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, (Mar., 2014, Vol., No. 1). More Information Here.
“Religion & Youth Identity in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina,” in Children and Religion: A Methods Handbook, ed. Susan Ridgley Bales (NYU Press, 2011). More Information Here.
“Islam in America: Zeroing in on the Park51 Controversy,” Special Issue, Guest Editor, Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) 2011. More Information Here.
'The Chambir of My Thought: Self and Conduct in a Ninth-Century Arabo-Islamic Ethical Treatise," History of Religions (Aug., 2009 vol. 49, no. 1). More Information Here.
Self and Secrecy in Early Islam. Examination of the concept and theme of the secret in sacred text of the Qur'an, Islamic ethical writings and Arabic love literature. Frederick M. Denny, Editor, Studies in Comparative Religion Series, The University of South Carolina Press, 2008. More Information Here.
"Pastoralism and the 'Wild Man' in an Early Arabic Romance," Middle Eastern Literatures, Special issue: "Arabic Literature before al-Muwayhili," (Aug., 2008 Vol. 11, no. 2). More Information Here.