I am a graduate student studying in the Department of Religion at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Previously, I have been coordinator for the Middle East Security Project, part of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School; Academic Director for Study Abroad at the Center for International Learning in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; and instructor of Arab history at the American University in Cairo.

I have an MA in Theological and Religious Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., an MA in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a BA in Classics (Latin), Linguistics, and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

I am interested in Islam in the Indian Ocean littoral, medieval Islamic theology, and contemporary Middle East political and security issues.