AAR Member Spotlight

Below, find brief interviews with AAR members making waves in their departments, institutions, and communities—as well as AAR at large!

If you would like to submit a member for a spotlight interview, please email [email protected] with the member's name and a blurb about their involvement with the AAR.

This page will be updated once per month with the latest Member Spotlight. Stay tuned for more! 

August 2022

Simran Jeet Singh

"I was trained as a historian of early modern South Asia, and my dissertation focused on the formation of the Sikh tradition."

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May 2022

Amaryah Armstrong

"Black studies, theological studies, and cultural studies are the general fields I work within, whereas black feminist theory, political theology, and literary studies are some of my foundational areas of expertise."

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January 2022

Asma Afsaruddin

"My field of study is Islamic Studies broadly defined; more narrowly, Islamic political and religious thought of the pre-modern and modern periods."

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July 2022

Kate Soules

"My expertise is in religious literacy and the intersections of religion and public education in the United States."

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April 2022

Shenila Khoja-Moolji

"I examine wide-ranging issues across Gender and Islam, from humanitarian care and political violence to Muslim ethics and migrant belongings."

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December 2021

Wendy Mallette

"My dissertation centers on lesbian feminist writings of the 1960s-80s and intervenes in conversations[...]in feminist/queer theory, theology, and religious studies."

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October 2021

Evan Berry

"My work explores[...]the ways that religious ideas and vocabularies shape and constrain how various publics[...]respond to environmental crises..."

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June 2022

Christopher Carter

"I am a decolonial theological ethicist whose work explores the intersections of religion, race, and the environment with particular attention to food and animals."

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March 2022

Debra Mason

"I've overseen the creation of resources to help journalists do a better job reporting and writing on faith and values."

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November 2021

Margaret Kamitsuka

"For me, the saying from comparative religion is true: the person who knows only one religion knows no religion."

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