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[Photo]: Edward E. Curtis, IV

Edward E. Curtis, IV

Campus Address: CA 335
Phone: 317-278-1683
Fax: (317)278-1325
Email: ecurtis4@iupui.edu
[Icon]: Website https://edward-curtis.com/ Website
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Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Africana Studies


B.A., Kenyon College, 1993
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1997
D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa, 2000

Academic Interests

Africana religions; Islamic studies; U.S. history; modern Middle East; religion and politics.


Religion and Culture; Introduction to Islam; African American religions; Islam in America; Religion and Racism; Theories of Religion; Islam and Modernity.


National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Director, 2015, 2017.
Fulbright Fellow, 2009-2010
Carnegie Scholar, 2008-2009
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, National Humanities Center, 2004-2005.
Middle East Partnership Initiative Grant, United States Department of State and USAID, 2004-2005.
Andrew Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 1993-4.


The Practice of Islam in America. (NYU Press, 2017).
Muslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service. (IU Press, 2016).
Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West. (Bloomsbury, 2015).
The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora. (UNC Press, 2014).
Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, general editor. (Facts on File, 2010).
Muslims in America: A Short History (Oxford University Press, 2009).
New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions, co-editor (IU Press, 2009).
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, editor (Columbia University Press, 2008).
Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975, (UNC Press, 2006).
Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation, and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought (SUNY Press, 2002).


Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Journal of Africana Religions, 2011-
Co-Director, "World Religions in Greater Indianapolis," Ivy Tech Community College, 2015-2017.

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