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Associate Professor of Islamic Studies & Faculty Affiliate, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver

Middle East historian with a focus on broadcast media and national identity. Islamic studies professor with a focus on contemporary concerns including the use of emoticons on Salafi websites (and what they can tell us about Sunni authority), the hajj in the era of broadcast media, and the evolving use of anti-Islam rhetoric in the United States.


  • –present
    Professor of Islamic Studies; Middle East Historian, University of Denver


  • 2007 
    Columbia University, PhD / History


  • 2013
    This is Jerusalem Calling: State Radio in Mandate Palestine,

Professional Memberships

  • Middle East Studies Association
  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Historical Association