Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Displaced Ornaments: Naiza Khan’s Critique of Sexual Difference in Muslim South Asia.” (forthcoming).

“Genres of Desire: The Erotic in Deobandī Islam.” History of Religions 59, no. 2 (November 2019): 108-145.

“Troubling Technology: The Deobandi Debate on the Loudspeaker and Ritual Prayer.”  Islamic Law and Society 24.4 (2017): 355-383.

“Mental Disability in Medieval Hanafi Legalism.” Islamic Studies 51.3 (Indexed as 2012; actual 2014): 247-262.

Muslim Political Philosophy & the Affective Turn: Farabi on Language, Affect, and Reason.” Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 4.1 (Winter 2011): 47-70.

Invoking Islamic Rights In British India: Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi’s Huquq al-Islam. (Co-Authored with Nancy Nyquist Potter) Muslim World 99 (April 2009): 312-334.

Book Chapters and Review Essays

Shahab Ahmed’s Contradictions: A Critical Engagement with What is Islam?”

“The Qur’an (Koran)” (co-authored with Terri DeYoung). In Companion to World Literature, edited by Ken Seigneurie (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020).

“Muslim Writings on Hinduism in Colonial India.” In Words of Experience: Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst, eds. Ilyse Morgenstein-Fuerst and Brannon M. Wheeler (forthcoming from Equinox, October 2020).

“The Play of the Qur’anic Trace: Engaging Stefania Pandolfo’s Knot of the Soul. qui parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences 28.1 (June 2019): 189-210.

“Love in Islamic Philosophy.” In The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy, edited by Adrienne Martin. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.

“Legal Religion: Ethical Norms and Demands of Justice.” In Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion, edited by Jeffrey Kripal. Macmillan, 2016.

“The Concept of Sunna in Early and Medieval Hanafism.” In The Concept of Sunna and its Status in Islamic Law, ed. Adis Duderija. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Encyclopedia Entries

Historiography.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics. 2014.

Islam.” (Co-Authored with Ebrahim Moosa). Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Second Edition. Ed. Ruth Chadwick (San Diego: Academic Press; 2012) 2: 769–776.

Book Reviews

Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic (Princeton University Press, 2-015). (forthcoming)

Alexander Key, Language between God and the Poets: Ma’na in the Eleventh Century (forthcoming in Reading Religion).

Cyrus Ali Zargar, The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism (Oneworld, 2017). Journal of Islamic Ethics. 

Mathias Rohe, Islamic Law in Past and Present, trans. Gwendolin Goldbloom (Brill). Islamic Studies.

Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Islam in Pakistan: A History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Reading Religion. 

Amy Hollywood, Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and the Study of Religion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 

Seema Alavi, Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire. Harvard University Press, 2015. Canadian Journal of History. 

Aditya Behl, Love’s Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016 (paperback).

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology. Ed. Sabine Schmidtke. Reading Religion. 

“An Androcentric Discipline? The Gender Troubles of Qur’an Exegesis.” Review of Karen Bauer’s Gender Hierarchy in the Qur’an: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Marginalia (Los Angeles Review of Books). 

Joseph Massad, Islam in Liberalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Sociology of Islam. 

David S. Powers, Zayd. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

Burjor Avari, Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent. London and New York: Routledge, 2013. Sociology of Islam 2.1 (2014).

The Qur’an: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Oliver Leaman. Abingdon (Oxon.) and New York: Routledge, 2008. Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies 4.3 (2011): 349-350.




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