Maghreb enthusiast. Political scientist.
I fell in love with Morocco in 2006 while studying Arabic in Fez. I keep going back.
In 2017-2018, I am serving as the American Academy of Religion Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. There I help coordinate a research project on Iraq's religious landscape.
I taught for four years at Saint Louis University. Beginning in 2018, I will move to Miami University where I will continue 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 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.