Ph.D., University of Michigan (2010)
Ansari Business Building, Room 513
Migration, Diaspora, and Citizenship; Globalization and Transnationalism; Islam; Religious Conversion; Historical Memory; Anthropology of Gender; Human Rights; Public Anthropology; North Africa, Europe, and the broader Mediterranean.
My main research focus is on Islam and migration in Europe. Specifically, I focus on social encounters between Muslim migrants, converts to Islam, and Catholic and secular people in southern Spain. I am interested in the different ways that people remember medieval Muslim Spain, and they way historical memories of this period inform contemporary efforts to navigate renewed religious and cultural pluralism in the region. I welcome inquiries from potential undergraduate and graduate students. I currently serve as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.