Speaking

Speaking Schedule

Upcoming Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions

Date Topic Host Location
October 21, 2019

"Why Don't Muslims Condemn Terrorism?" Racist Scapegoating and Western Violence in an Age of Islamophobia

Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia
October 18, 2019

The Politics and Premises of Western Islamophobia

University of Notre Dame Washington, DC
June 22, 2019

Rethinking How We Counter Islamophobia

Sabeel Center Chicago, Illinois
June 22, 2019

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Sabeel Center Chicago, Illinois
April 26, 2019

Islamophobia and the Persistence of Religious Intolerance

Rice University Houston, Texas

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Past Speaking Engagements

Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions

Date Topic Host Location
April 11, 2019

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach, Virginia
April 8, 2019

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Georgetown University Washington, DC
April 2, 2019

Presumed Guilty: Muslim Scapegoating in an Age of Terrorism

Coe College Cedar Rapids, Iowa
March 28, 2019

The Islamophobia Industry

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Metropolitan State University St. Paul, Minnesota
February 22, 2019

"Why Don't Muslims Condemn Terrorism?" Racist Scapegoating and Western Violence in an Age of Islamophobia

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
February 9, 2019

Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the Context of Global Migration

Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion Atlanta, Georgia
December 22, 2018

Fear and Smear: Islam as the West's New Bogeyman

Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference Toronto, Canada
December 8, 2018

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Muslim Education Trust Portland, Oregon
November 13, 2018

The Sins of the Fathers: Erasing Christian Violence in the Age of ISIS

Milligan College Elizabethton, Tennessee
November 13, 2018

Assuming the Best of Our Muslim Neighbors

Emmanuel Christian Seminary Elizabethton, Tennessee
November 10, 2018

Recalibrating Interfaith Approaches to Muslim Communities

Islamic Resource Group Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 1, 2018

‘Why Don’t Muslims Condemn Terrorism?’ Racist Scapegoating and Western Violence in an Age of Islamophobia

Davis & Elkins College Elkins, West Virginia
October 15, 2018

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon
October 13, 2018

Asking Better Questions of Our Muslim Neighbors

Islamic Day in Ohio Springfield, Ohio
September 20, 2018

Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

Luther College Decorah, Iowa
May 10, 2018

Impact of Islamophobia in Minnesota and Abroad: Stories of Resilience

Council on American-Islamic Relations Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 13, 2018

The Professional Islamophobia Network: Manufacturing Anti-Muslim Hatred in the United States

Risala Foundation Houston, Texas
April 7, 2018

Political and Cultural Factors in the Rise of Islamophobia

International Conference on Islamophobia, Sabahattin Zaim University Istanbul, Turkey
March 13, 2018

Countering Islamophobia: Guiding Principles for Allies of American Muslims

Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Forum on Religious Freedom San Diego, California
March 12, 2018

The Rise of the Islamophobia Industry: Engineering Anti-Muslim Hatred in the United States

Islamic Society of San Diego San Diego, California
November 20, 2017

Teaching and Scholarship as Resistance in the Post-Truth Era

American Academy of Religion Boston, Massachusetts
November 19, 2017

Inside the State Department: Scholars Reflect on Working for the Government

American Academy of Religion Boston, Massachusetts
November 17, 2017

Confronting Islamophobia: Equipping Scholars of Religion to Understand and Challenge Anti-Muslim Bigotry

American Academy of Religion Boston, Massachusetts
October 31, 2017

Seeking the Muslim Martin Luther: Against Demands for an Islamic Reformation

Luther College Decorah, Iowa
August 1, 2017

Countering Islamophobia in Europe: The Obstacles and Opportunities Facing Religious Communities

ELCA Association of Teaching Theologians Chicago, Illinois
May 31, 2017

Islamophobia and Foreign Affairs

Foreign Service Institute Arlington, Virginia
May 10, 2017

Islamophobia in the United States and Germany

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany
May 9, 2017

Portraying Muslims as the Enemy

Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin, Germany
May 8, 2017

Manufacturing Hate: Insights into the Islamophobia Industry in America

U.S. Consulate General Hamburg, Germany
April 30, 2017

Professional Islamophobia: The Engineering of Anti-Muslim Hatred in the United States

Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
April 27, 2017

Beyond Fear: Addressing Islamophobia

Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria, Virginia
April 25, 2017

Something Old, Something New: Exploring the Historical and Political Factors Driving Islamophobia in America

American University Washington, DC
March 23, 2017

Interfaith Hospitality in a World of Islamophobia

Wesley Theological Seminary Washington, DC
March 21, 2017

Security Threats or Model Citizens? Refuting Stereotypes about Muslims and Terrorism in America

National Executive Institute at the FBI Academy Quantico, Virginia
March 12, 2017

Rising Islamophobia in the United States: Causes and Consequences

Elmhurst College Elmhurst, Illinois
February 7, 2017

Islamophobia and Interfaith Engagement

Institute of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies Baltimore, Maryland
January 22, 2017

Islamophobia

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church McLean, Virginia
November 13, 2016

U.S. Attitudes toward Islam

Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory, North Carolina
November 11, 2016

Combating Islamophobia: A Lecture and Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders

Diocese of Southern Ohio Columbus, Ohio
October 10, 2016

What Is Islamophobia? The Causes and Consequences of Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America

Penn State University State College, Pennsylvania
October 9, 2016

Building Bridges: Confronting Islamophobia

Interfaith Initiative of Centre County State College, Pennsylvania
September 28, 2016

Where are the Moderate Muslims? Why Politicians and Journalists Should Rethink the Questions They Ask of Muslims

U.S. Department of State Washington, DC
September 22, 2016

No Place for Hate: Campuses Take the Lead

Gallaudet University Washington, DC
July 9, 2016

Islamophobia: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

Veterans for Peace Red Wing, Minnesota
June 17, 2016

What Is Driving Islamophobia?

New Melleray Abbey Peosta, Iowa
June 16, 2016

Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

New Melleray Abbey Peosta, Iowa
June 9, 2016

Interfaith Engagement and Complex Moral Issues

Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 3, 2016

Building Bridges: Confronting Islamophobia

Basilica of St. Mary's & Masjid An-Nur Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 31, 2016

What Is Islamophobia? The Causes and Casualties of Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America

Century College St. Paul, Minnesota
March 31, 2016

What Is Islamophobia? The Causes and Casualties of Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America

Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 23, 2016

What's Driving Islamophobia in America? Fear, Freedom, and the Responsibilities of Democracy

Wofford College Spartanburg, South Carolina
March 22, 2016

Understanding and Combating Islamophobia: Building Bridges in Community

Wittenberg University Springfield, Ohio
March 3, 2016

Islamophobia: An Exploration of the West's Fear of Islam and Why This Matters

St. John's University Collegeville, Minnesota
March 2, 2016

Islamophobia: An Exploration of the West's Fear of Islam and Why This Matters

St. Thomas University St. Paul, Minnesota
February 25, 2016

Islamophobia: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

Elon University Elon, North Carolina
February 18, 2016

Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West

Simpson College Indianola, Iowa
February 14, 2016

Why Do We Fear Our Muslim Neighbors?

Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
January 23, 2016

Islamophobia 101

Northwest Islamic Community Center, St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, the Blake School, and Wayzata Community Church Wayzata, Minnesota
November 21, 2015

The Study of Religion and Responses to Terrorism: Paris, Beirut and Beyond

American Academy of Religion Atlanta, Georgia
November 10, 2015

What Is Islamophobia, and Why Should We Care?

Centre College Danville, Kentucky
October 22, 2015

If I Am Only for Myself: Standing Up for the ‘Other’

Drew University Madison, New Jersey
October 13, 2015

‘Why Don’t Muslims Condemn Terrorism?’ The Anatomy of an Islamophobic Question

Carroll University Waukesha, Wisconsin
September 18, 2015

Challenging Islamophobia: Some Practical and Impractical Suggestions for Overcoming Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, and the ELCA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 17, 2015

Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Islamophobia

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, and the ELCA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 5, 2015

The Fear of Islam

Islamic Society of North America Rosemont, Illinois
August 2, 2015

The Fear of Islam in the West

St. George’s Episcopal Church Arlington, Virginia
May 31, 2015

Understanding the Fear of Islam

NorthPark Presbyterian Church and Kessler Park United Methodist Church Dallas, Texas
October 17, 2014

The Face of Muhammad or the Fear of Islam? Freedom of Expression, Islamophobia, and the Danish Cartoons

University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
March 18, 2014

Do We Really Need ‘Good Muslims’? The Dangers of Islamophilia for Islamophobia

Luther College Decorah, Iowa
October 22, 2013

Islamophobia: Imagining the Muslim Enemy

Pope John Paul II High School Hendersonville, Tennessee
October 12, 2013

In Search of a Danish Islam: Exploring the Challenges of Muslim Identity and Integration in Contemporary Denmark

Danish American Heritage Society Des Moines, Iowa
March 12, 2013

Islamophobia and the Targeting of Muslim Americans

National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms Decorah, Iowa
September 25, 2012

A Closer Look at Anti-American Sentiment in the Muslim World

University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio
July 17, 2012

Godless Europe v. a God-Blessed America? Making Sense of the Transatlantic Religious Divide

Institute in American Studies for Scandinavian/Nordic Educators Decorah, Iowa
November 19, 2011

The Swiss Minaret Ban, the De-Islamization of Public Space, and the Ongoing Quest for a European Identity

American Academy of Religion San Francisco, California
September 29, 2011

Islamophobia and the Western Construction of the Muslim Enemy

Luther College Decorah, Iowa
April 15, 2011

What Is Driving the Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the U.S.?

Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Des Moines, Iowa
March 3, 2011

Mosques, Minarets, and the Islamic Challenge to European Identity

European Union Studies Association Boston, Massachusetts
October 19, 2010

Making Mountains Out of Minarets: The Newest Chapter in Europe’s Resistance to Islam

Baylor University Waco, Texas
September 8, 2010

Mosque Madness: What’s Going On Near Ground Zero?

St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota
October 9, 2009

The Ladies with the Lamps: Protestant Female Religious Communities and the Birth of the Modern Nursing Profession in Sweden

Baylor University Waco, Texas
November 2, 2008

Retelling Modern European Religious History: The Narrative of Presence in Philip Jenkins’s God’s Continent

American Academy of Religion Chicago, Illinois
March 15, 2008

Navigating the Public/Private Dichotomy: The Motherhouse System and the Construction of the Deaconess Vocation in Sweden

Boston College Boston, Massachusetts
November 18, 2007

Reexamining the Effects of Functional Differentiation on Religious Institutions: The Significance of the Swedish Deaconessate for Health Care and Nursing in the Nineteenth Century

American Academy of Religion San Diego, California
April 6, 2007

Liberating Historians from the Secularization Narrative: The Resilience of Religion in Modern Europe

Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
March 17, 2007

‘Sent from Home’: Reconciling the Callings of a Deaconess and a Woman in Nineteenth-Century Sweden

Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Nashville, Tennessee
July 22, 2004

Swedish Pietism as a Form of Popular Religion, 1700–1727

University of Liverpool Liverpool, England

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