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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Asma Afsaruddin is professor of Islamic studies and chairperson of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of the recently published Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought (2013).

Ihsan Bagby is associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky and most recently authored a series of three monographs on American mosques: The American Mosque 2011: Basic Characteristics; The American Mosque 2011: Activities, Administration and Vitality; and The American Mosque 2011: Women and the American Mosque.

Jocelyne Cesari is senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Peace, Religions and World Affairs at Georgetown University and director of the Harvard-based Islam in the West Program. Her most recent book is Why the West Fears Islam: Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Western Democracies (2013).

Sara J. Chehab is assistant professor of international relations at Zayed University in Dubai (UAE). Her research focuses on the political economy and society of the United Arab Emirates and US foreign policy in the Middle East. She holds a PhD in political science and international relations from the University of Delaware, which she obtained in May 2011.

Sylviane A. Diouf, an award-winning historian, is the author, notably, of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (1998 and 2013) and has contributed several book chapters on African Muslims. She is a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.

Susan L. Douglass is education outreach consultant for the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and has managed several grant projects for the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies as a doctoral candidate at George Mason University. She is the editor and chapter author of the volume Rise and Spread of Islam: 622–1500 CE (2002) and several online and print teaching resources for world history and Islamic education.

Peter Gottschalk is professor of religion at Wesleyan University. His research explores both Hindu–Muslim relations in India and Islamophobia in the United States, and his most recent book is American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance.

(p. x) Yvonne Y. Haddad is professor of history of Islam and Christian–Muslim relations at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. She is a past president of the Middle East Studies Association. Her publications have focused on Muslims in the United States, Islamic revolutionary thought, women in Islam, Christian–Muslim relations, and Arab intellectuals.

Juliane Hammer is an associate professor of religious studies and the Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More than a Prayer (2012) and co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to American Islam (with Omid Safi; 2013).

Marcia Hermansen is director of the Islamic World Studies Program at Loyola University, Chicago, where she is a professor of Islamic and religious studies in the Theology Department. She recently co-edited Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians, with Peter Lang, 2013.

Altaf Husain is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University. He recently authored a chapter on “Muslim Leadership in the U.S. context” which appeared in Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook.

Munir Jiwa is founding director and associate professor at the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His work focuses on Islam and Muslims in the West, media, aesthetics, secularism, and religious formation. He is the recipient of grants from Ford, Mellon, Carnegie, and Luce foundations.

Akel Ismail Kahera currently serves as professor of architecture and associate dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Humanities at Clemson University. He is the author of Deconstructing the American Mosque (2002) and Reading the Islamic City (2011).

Rabia Kamal is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. Her areas of expertise include cultural and visual anthropology, American Islam, cultural and racial politics in the US and the use of social media and new technologies for identity formation and political engagement. She is the author of “Pakistani America: History, People, and Culture,” which appeared in the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife.

Nadia Khan is a doctoral student in Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School.

Charles Kimball is presidential professor and director of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is author of five books, including When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs (2002, 2008) and When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (2011).

(p. xi) Lance D. Laird is assistant director of the Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous articles on American Muslims’ health, medicines, and interactions with health-care institutions, in journals ranging from The Muslim World to Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Peter Makari has served Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as executive for the Middle East and Europe for the Common Global Ministries Board since July 2000. He is the author of Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (2007).

Peter Mandaville is professor of government and politics and director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. He is the author of Transnational Muslim Politics: Reimagining the Umma and Islam and Politics.

Kathleen M. Moore is professor and chair of religious studies at University of California Santa Barbara. She is author of The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain (2010), co-author of Muslim Women in the United States: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today (2011), and collaborator on various projects about shari‘a and gender in the United States and western Europe.

Hussein Rashid is an independent scholar, most regularly affiliated with Hofstra University. He has published several academic articles on American Muslims and popular culture, in addition to writing about religion in many mainstream media outlets.

Carolyn Moxley Rouse is professor of anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author of Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam.

Randa B. Serhan is a assistant professor of sociology and director of Arab World Studies at the American University in Washington, D.C. She co-edited American Democracy and the Pursuit of Equality.

Muzammil H. Siddiqi is adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Chapman University and chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America. He is also religious director of the Islamic Society of Orange County, Garden Grove, California.

Abdulkader H. Sinno is associate professor of political science and Middle Eastern studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of books and articles on Muslim minority political representation in Western liberal democracies, public sentiment toward Muslim immigration, the Arab Spring, conflict processes, and Islamist parties’ participation in elections.

Jane I. Smith retired in 2012 as associate dean for academic affairs and senior lecturer in Islamic studies at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of a number (p. xii) of books on such topics as Islam in America, Christian–Muslim dialogue, women in Islam, American Muslims and education, and minority Muslim communities in America.

Harvey Stark is a visiting assistant professor at Wabash college and is completing his PhD dissertation at Princeton University on the Muslim American chaplaincy. He is author of “Religious Citizens After September 11th: The Impact of Politics on the Jurisprudence Concerning Muslim American Military Service.”

Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah chair in global Islam at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He is author of numerous scholarly works, including Shi‘ism in America (2009) and The Heirs of the Prophet: Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi‘ite Islam (2006).

Susan Van Baalen recently retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of more than 200,000 inmates in 110 institutions. She produced a sixty-session video series, Islam’s Place and Practice of Worship in the Correctional Environment. In 2013, she contributed a chapter on Religious Programming in Peter M. Carlson, ed., Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory.

Marvin R. Whitaker, Jr., is a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. His most recent co-authored work (with M.A. Muqtedar Khan) is Islamic Reformers in North America, in Religious Leadership: A Handbook, Volume 2 (2013).

Timur R. Yuskaev is assistant professor of contemporary Islam, co-editor of The Muslim World journal, and co-director of the Islamic chaplaincy program at Hartford Seminary. His forthcoming book, Speaking Qur’an: The Emergence of an American Sacred Text, examines contemporary American Muslim interpretations of the Qur’an.