Live Event—The University of Oklahoma

Logo for The University of Oklahoma

This week, I'm headed to the University of Oklahoma to discuss my research and pedagogy. Come check out my public lecture, "Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again.'"

Grad Student Workshop–Let’s kick it in San Diego

Annual Meeting 2019, San Diego, November 23-26 AAR

The annual meetings of AAR, SBL, NAASR and a lot of other acronyms are just around the corner. And as we start to think about how we'll navigate the conference scene this year, a lot of are asking the same question about how we do so in the larger academy. If you're a graduate student, why not do this in a cool space?

Scriptures and Roots in Postscripts

Over in Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, I have an article that has gone to press. It's called "Reading Alex Haley's Roots: Toward an Anthropology of Scriptures."

Teaching Starter: Stressing Definitions and Relativity

If one goes into studying this video with a checklist of Islamic doctrines, one will miss out on what made Muhammad Ali not just one of the prettiest boxers, but one of the most fierce public speakers of the 20th century.

Teaching Starter: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

My penchant for backward course design impresses the need to consider method more and more. I'm asking myself what kind of work do I want students to be able to do by course's end. How will they know what they know?