Service & Development

Conferences Organized

  • 2020 Religion and Media Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Virtual

  • 2019 Annual Upper Midwest Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 2018 Graduate Student Council Student Roundtable Series, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Denver, Colorado

  • 2018 Annual Upper Midwest Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 2017 Graduate Student Council Programming, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Massachusetts

Service to Profession

  • 2018-Present Chair and Steering Committee Member of the Religion and Media Workshop of the American Academy of Religion

  • 2019 Peer Reviewer for Communication, Culture and Critique

  • 2017-2019 Student Director of the Upper Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion

  • 2018 Peer Reviewer for Contemporary Women’s Writing

Departmental and University Service

  • 2015-2018 Graduate Student Critical Theory Reading Group Coordinator, The University of Iowa

  • 2015-2018 Religion Graduate Student Organization (RGSO), The University of Iowa

    • Co-Coordinator, 2017-2018

    • Faculty Committee Representative, 2016-2018

    • Graduate Student Mentor, 2016-2017

    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2016

    • Social Event Chair, 2015-2016

  • 2016-2017 UI Council on the Status of Women Member, The University of Iowa

  • 2015 Advanced Graduate Student Workshop Leader, The University of Iowa

Community Outreach

  • 2019 “Islam and Veiling Practices” Workshop Host, Lutheran Campus Ministries, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2018 “Women and Islam” Workshop Host, JustChurch, Iowa City, Iowa 

  • 2018 “Women and Islam” Workshop Host, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Iowa  

  • 2017 “Islam” Three-Part Workshop Co-Host, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2015 “Islam” Guest Discussion Leader, Lutheran Campus Ministries, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional and Academic Development

  • 2019-2021 Secularity and Sanctity in the Modern Era Working Group, Obermann Center, The University of Iowa
  • 2015-2020 Graduate Student Critical Theory Reading Group, The University of Iowa
  • 2020 Humanities for the Public Good Networking Workshop, Obermann Center, The University of Iowa
  • 2020 Bridging the Gap: What I Said vs. What They Heard Workshop, The University of Iowa
  • 2019 Social Justice and Vulnerability in the Classroom Workshop, The University of Iowa
  • 2019 Managing the Market Summer Professional Development Series, The University of Iowa
  • 2018 Summer Doctoral Seminar with Bonnie Dow, Wayne State University
  • 2018 Dissertation Writing Summer Camp, The University of Iowa
  • 2018 Grant and Fellowship Writing Seminar, The University of Iowa
  • 2016 Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Institute, The University of Iowa

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Religion

  • International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture

  • Theta Alpha Kappa

  • Alpha Kappa Delta

Language

Arabic, Reading Proficient