There are still some places left in the course I will be teaching next winter (in sha Allah), but I am glad to see it is filling up fast. I am really happy to be teaching this course. I think teaching intro level courses is a really important part of an academic's tasks. These courses can lay the foundations of so much in the lives of the learners. It was an intro to Islam course taught by my dear mentor Sheila McDonough nearly three decades ago that opened the way to my becoming a specialist in Muslim Studies.
Here is the description from the Laurier University website:
Introduction to Muslim Studies
This course provides an overview of the aims, methods, and central issues in the Muslim Studies field. In particular it will investigate the diversity of contemporary Muslims, ideational currents that are influencing them, and the major debates about Islamic identity.
Sorry I haven't been keeping this page updated lately. I have been so busy with fieldwork, research, teaching, and all the other aspects related to the academic life, that I have neglected my online duties. The slideshow below gives you an indication of some of the things I have been up to. Hopefully, more detailed entries related to the activities presented in these selfies will come soon.
Transdisciplinary scholar of Islam and Sufism.