(Department of Religious Studies)
Islamic Studies, Law and Religion
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Islam has been practiced in the United States and Europe for several generations. Yet it was only as a consequence of a series of terrorist attacks — during the 1990s and the first decade of the 21 century — that the general public began to look seriously at the history of a Muslim presence in “western” nations. My research looks at how religion and politics intersect to construct ‘Muslim’ as a public identity. My approach draws from anthropological and sociological approaches to the study of law and society. To see a recent presentation click on A Common Word Conference, April 24, 2013, at Georgetown University.
For more information about Professor Moore, please see her profile on the Religious Studies Website.