Selected Scholarly Articles and Essays

“Raising Muslim Girls: Women-of-Color Legacies in American Islam.” With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire, ed. Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana (University of Minnesota Press, 2018). pp. 326-335. PDF

“’Why Do You Study Islam?’: Religion, Blackness, and the Limits of Asian American Studies.” CUNY Forum, Special Issue on Asian American Studies, the War on Terror, and the Changing University, Summer 2017.  PDF

“Introduction: Asian American Religions in a Globalized World” (w/ Khyati Joshi). Amerasia Journal: 40:1 (2014): vii-xx.  PDF

“‘A Space for the Spiritual’: A Roundtable on Race, Gender, and Islam in the United States” (w/Evelyn Alsultany, Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, and Maryam Kashani). Amerasia Journal: 40:1 (2014): 17-33.  PDF

“Islam in the Arts in the USA.” Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West, ed. Roberto Tottoli (Routledge Press, 2014), pp. 320-333.  PDF

“Cultural and Literary Production of Muslim America.” The Cambridge Companion to American Islam, ed. Omid Safi and Juliane Hammer (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 279-298.  PDF

“Common Cause: On the Black-Immigrant Debate and Constructing the Muslim American.” The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion 2, no. 8 (2011): 1-39.  PDF

“Chadors, Feminists, Terror: The Racial Politics of U.S. Media Representations of the 1979 Iranian Women’s Movement.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: 637, no. 1 (2011): 112-140.  PDF

“Muslim Women, Hip Hop, and Rap: United States of America.” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. General Editor Suad Joseph. Brill, 2011. Brill Online.  PDF

On the Web

“The Pursuit of Stillness in Ramadan, in Life” (Patheos, 06/07/2018)   READ

“Profile: Black American Women in the Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam” (Sapelo Square, 02/14/2016)   READ

“Race, orthodoxy, and ‘real’ Islam” (The Immanent Frame, 05/04/2011)   READ