Selected Opinion Pieces

Confronting Christian Islamophobia,” Berkley Forum, Georgetown University, May 24, 2021

Revisiting Islamophobia: The Mainstreaming of Anti-Muslim Racism in the Age of Trump and Brexit,” The Maydan, January 14, 2020

‘Why Don’t Muslims Condemn Terrorism?’ Western Violence and Scapegoating in the Age of Islamophobia,” Yaqeen Institute, March 19, 2019.

The Islamophobia Industry: How Evangelicals See Islam as Sexist but Support Abusers in the U.S.,” Sojourners, October 8, 2018

By Any Other Name: Why the ‘Travel Ban’ Really Is a Muslim Ban,” Religion News Service, July 2, 2018

What Will We Do About Pompeo’s Islamophobia?,” Sojourners, April 23, 2018

Iowans Should Be Alarmed by the Dangerous Words of Steve King,” The Des Moines Register, December 12, 2017

It’s Time to Abandon the Word ‘Terrorism,’” The Huffington Post, October 10, 2017

Taking an Inconvenient Stand against Islamophobia,” The Huffington Post, June 20, 2017

3 False Assumptions About Muslims in the Age of ISIS,” Sojourners, March 28, 2016

Standing with Paris Doesn’t Mean Standing against Muslims,” The Des Moines Register, November 16, 2015

Will Islamophobia Give Republicans Keys to the White House?,” The Huffington Post, September 22, 2015

Never Forget…,” Sojourners, September 9, 2015

3 Reasons Christians Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism,” Sojourners, July 20, 2015

Why Study Islam in Europe?,” The Des Moines Register, January 8, 2015

Is Torture an American Value?,” The Huffington Post, December 10, 2014

The 9/11 Memorial Museum: Appealing to the Head or the Heart?,” The Huffington Post, June 9, 2014

The Face of Christian Terrorism?,” The Huffington Post, July 25, 2011

Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?,” The Huffington Post, July 31, 2010

See all of Todd’s archived articles on The Huffington Post.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

“The Mainstreaming of Islamophobia in US Politics,” in Breaking Point: Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror, eds. Naved Bakali and Farid Hafez (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2022)

“Reconsidering Christian Responses to Islamophobia,” in More Than a Cup of Coffee and Tea: A Generation of Lutheran-Muslim Relationships, ed. David D. Grafton  (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2021), 63-76

“Islamophobia,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies (2021)

Islamophobia,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion (2019)

“Teaching Islamophobia in the Age of ISIS,” in Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, the Internet, and Islamophobia, ed. Courtney Dorroll (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2019), 125-44

“Seeking the Muslim Martin Luther: Against Calls for an ‘Islamic Reformation,'” Occasional Paper Series 7 (April 2018), Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver

“Countering Islamophobia in Europe: The Obstacles and Opportunities Facing Religions Communities,” in Global Lutheranism: Vitality and Challenges, eds. Peter Vethanayagamony and F. Volker Greifenhagen (Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2018), 122–28

“Who Speaks for Europe’s Muslims? The Radical Right Obstacle to Dialogue,” CrossCurrents 62 (2012): 337-49

“The Resistance to Minarets in Europe,” Journal of Church and State 52 (2010): 619-43

“Religious Decline or Religious Change? Making Sense of Secularization in Europe,” Religion Compass 4 (2010): 300-311

“Retelling Modern European Religious History: Postwar Immigration and the Alternative Narrative of Presence,” Journal of Religion in Europe 2(2009): 215-30

“The Partnering of Church and School in Nineteenth-Century Sweden,” Journal of Church and State 50 (2008): 331-49

“Swedish Pietism (1700–1727) as Resistance and Popular Religion,” Lutheran Quarterly 21 (2007): 59–77

“State Church or People’s Church? The Church of Sweden and its Struggle for Renewal,” Religious Studies and Theology 19 (2000): 40–56

Book Reviews

Review of Erik Love, Islamophobia and Racism in America, in Social Forces, December 12, 2018

Review of Damian Breen, Muslim Schools, Communities & Critical Race Theory, in Reading Religion, October 9, 2018

Review of Akbar Ahmed, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, in Reading Religion, February 26, 2018 

Review of Douglas Little, Us versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat, in American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 35 (2018): 119–23

Review of Christopher Bail, Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, in Political Science Quarterly 131 (2016): 179-81.

Review of Linell E. Cady and Tracy Fessenden, eds., Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference, in Church History 83 (2014): 1102-04

Review of Callum G. Brown, Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA Since the 1960s, in Church History 83 (2014): 258–60

Review of Philip Jenkins, God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis, in Fides et Historia 40 (2008): 140-42

Review of Martin Schwarz Lausten, A Church History of Denmark, in Lutheran Quarterly 18 (2004): 356–58

Review of Orri Vesteinsson, The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000–1300, in Lutheran Quarterly 18 (2004): 106–8