Professor of Music & Director, Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology; Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies, Adjunct Professor in Medicine, University of Alberta
Researcher, Sufism and Islam in Africa (Egypt, Ghana)
Religion, ritual, music, society, culture, history. Islamic movements, Islamic thought.
(2013) Against ethnomusicology: Language performance and the social impact of ritual performance in Islam. Performing Islam, 2, 1:11-43.
(2014) Music as debate: Social forces shaping the heterodoxy of Sufi performance in contemporary Egypt. In K Salhi (ed.) Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety. London: Routledge.
(2011) Ritual as strategic action: the social logic of musical silence in Canadian Islam in K. van Nieuwkerk (ed.) Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theater: Artistic Developments in the Muslim World. Austin: University of Texas Press.