PhD Columbia University 2007; MPhil Columbia University 2002; BA Swarthmore College 1995
Colgate University (2008-)
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Global Thought, Columbia University (2007)
Anthropology of Islam; history and culture of the Middle East; anthropology of modernity; media and communication studies
Modern Middle East and North Africa; Islam; cultural theory; media (technology, communication, and person).
The Calls of Islam: Sufis, Islamists, and Mass Mediation in Urban Morocco. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press. Forthcoming, 2013
“Forgive Me Friend: Mohammed and Ibrahim.” In Encountering Morocco, edited by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press. Forthcoming, 2013
“Our Master’s Call: Mass Media and ‘the People’ in Morocco’s 1975 Green March.” In Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium, edited by Susan Slyomovics and Sherine Hafez. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press. Forthcoming, 2013.
“Rites of Reception: Trance, Technology, and National Belonging in Morocco.” In Trance Mediums and New Media, edited by Heike Behrend, Martin Zillinger, and Anja Dreschke. Fordham University Press. Forthcoming, 2013.
“Forgive Me Friend: Mohammed and Ibrahim.” Anthropological Quarterly. Vol. 84, No. 3, Summer 2011, 737-756.
“Writing cures: religious and communicative authority in late modern Morocco.” Journal of North African Studies. Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2009, 155-168.
“The Scandal of Ecstasy: Communication, Sufi Rites, and Social Reform in 1930s Morocco,” Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life. Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2008, 119-138.
“Mawlid,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2008. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: (e-reference edition).
“Jinn, Islam, and Media in Morocco.” In Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam V, edited by George Stauth and Armando Salvatore, 142-172. Hamburg: Lit, 2004.
“The Mass Sacred in Morocco”
Fez, Morocco: brief research stints, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Rabat, Morocco, Radio-Television Marocaine, Oct. - Dec. 2003
Fez Medina, Morocco, Jan. - Sept. 2003
New York City, Middle East Institute, Columbia University, Jan. - Dec. 2002
Rabat, Morocco, Centre Cinematographique Marocain, Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2001
Fez, Morocco, Agence pour la Dedensification et la Rehabilitation, Sept. - Dec. 1998
Research Council Grants, Colgate University, 2007 & 2008-2012
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2005-2006
Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University, 2004-2005
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2002-2003
Fulbright IIE Research Fellowship (Declined), 2002-2003
Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University, 1997-98 & 2001-2002
International Predissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2000-2001
President’s Fellowship, Columbia University, 1998-1999
Foreign Language Area Studies Summer Fellowship, Columbia University, 1998, 1999
Scheps Research Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, 1998
Board Member, (AN Column Editor) AAA Middle East Studies Section, 2007-2009
Board Member (Student) AAA Middle East Studies Section, 2006-2007