Teaching

Evergreen State College

(Courses at Evergreen are called “Programs”, interdisciplinary learning communities where students learn about a topic from a number of disciplinary perspectives.  Click below to read descriptions of programs I have helped design.)

Upcoming Courses:

Islamic Modernity in Global Perspective (Spring, 2018)

Gods:  An Inquiry (Winter, 2018)

Reason:  Science and Religion (Fall, 2017, Winter, 2018)

Transnational Feminisms (Spring, 2017)

Movements and Migrations:  Sustainability and Change in Religious Culture (Fall, 2016, Winter 2017)

Previously Taught Courses:

A New Middle East?  Diagnosis, Diagrams and Power (Fall, 2015) (Winter, Spring 2016)

New Vision:  Religion, Art, and Literature of the Middle East  (Spring 2015)

Landscapes of Faith and Power in the Eastern Mediterranean (Fall 2014, Winter 2015)

 

Harvard University

 2011:

  • Religion and Existentialism (Professor Tamsin Jones), Department of Religion, Harvard University (Spring)
  • Science and Sexuality in the Medieval Islamic World (Professor AhmedRagab), Department of History of Science, Harvard University (Spring)
  • Introduction to World Religions (Professor Christopher Queen), Departmentof Religion, Harvard University Extension School (Spring)

2010:

  • Has The Racial Order Been Transformed Since the Election of BarackObama? (Professor Jennifer Hoschchild), Program in General Education,Harvard University (Fall)
  • Religion and Social Change in Black America (Professor Marla Frederick),Program in General Education, Harvard University

2009:

  • Diversity, Diaspora and Dialogue (Professor Diana Eck), Department of Religion, Harvard (Fall)

2008:

  • Modern Arabic Narratives: Self, Society and Culture (Professor William Granara), Core Curriculum, Harvard University (Fall)
  • Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa (Professor Jacob Olupona), Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University (2008)

2007:

  • Introduction to World Religions (Professors Diana Eck and Christopher Queen), Department of Religion, Harvard University
  • Issues in Feminism and Islam (Professor Leila Ahmed), Harvard Divinity School

Thesis advisor for

2010:

Child Witchcraft in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. by Danielle Gram (Winner of the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, Harvard College) – Senior Thesis

2008:

Islam and State Formation in Ghana. by Hamida Owuso

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