Maghreb enthusiast. Political scientist.

I fell in love with Morocco in 2006 while studying Arabic in Fez. I keep going back.

I am an Assistant Professor of political science at St. Louis University where I enjoy teaching students to be critical consumers of information.  For more on my teaching values and sample syllabi, click here. For insight into my mentoring style, see my blog.

My research focuses on religion and politics. My book project examines Morocco's response to the War on Terror--incorporating religious institutions into the state--a process that I call 'bureaucratizing Islam.' For more, see research or listen to this episode of the Research on Religion podcast series, where I was interviewed by Tony Gill about my current work.

I consult on security matters in the Maghreb, West Africa and the Sahel.

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