Dr. Alisa Perkins earned her doctoral degree in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as assistant professor of comparative religion at Western Michigan University. Perkins’ current research project is an ethnographic study of Muslim American civic engagement in the Detroit-metro area. Her book Muslims in Metro-Detroit: Gender and Religious Boundaries in Urban America is forthcoming from NYU Press.
PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
“Negotiating Alliances: Muslims, Gay Rights, and the Christian Right in a Polish American City.” Anthropology Today 26, no. 2 (2010): 19–24.
“Muslim Sound, Public Space, and Citizenship Agendas in an American City.” Citizenship Studies 19, no. (2015): 169–83.
“Islam Is Not Our Enemy.” Anthropology-News 57, no. 11 (2016): 95–102.