Category: Community Engaged

Posted on May 5th, 2023 in Community Engaged by wheelerr

Over the last academic year, two students Kayla McVeigh and Alondra Arriaga-Rosales, have been working as Religious Studies Community Engagement Associates (CEAs) with Dr. Kelly Hayes. As Community Engagement Associates Alondra and Kayla work with their faculty mentor on a community-centered project, conducting interviews, compiling a list of community contacts, and creating a final report …

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The day after my talk in Cedar Rapids, I visited the home of 94-year-old Aziza Igram whose family is central to the book.
Posted on February 1st, 2023 by wheelerr

While I was still writing¬†Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest¬†(NYU Press, 2022), I became determined to take the book back to the places where its stories unfolded from the 1890s to the 1940s. At first, I thought that perhaps I should do one big road trip and …

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