Faculty & Staff Directory
Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies; Africana Studies
B.A., Kenyon College, 1993
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1997
D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa, 2000
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; Interfaith Activism.
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 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 (Indiana University Press).
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, editor (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).
Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006).
Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation, and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).
Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Journal of Africana Religions, 2011-
Academic Relations Committee, America Academy of Religion (2014-).
Co-Director, "World Religions in Greater Indianapolis," Ivy Tech Community College, 2015-.