CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

Paper Presentation
American Academy of Religion (AAR), Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX – November 20, 2016
“Muslim Reverts in the Philippines: Understanding Conversion to Islam as Symbolic Negotiation”

Paper Presentation                                                                                                                                 Ways of Knowing (WOK): Graduate Student Conference on the Study of Religion
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA – October 28, 2016                                                               “Returning to Islam in the Philippines: Social Change through Self Transformation ”

Paper Presentation
American Academy of Religion (AAR), Annual Meeting
New Perspectives on Religion in the Philippines Seminar
Atlanta, GA – November 21, 2015
Seminar Theme: New Perspectives on Contested Communities and Religious Organizations in the Modern Philippines

Paper Presentation
American Council on the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), Annual Meeting
Villanova University, PA – April 18, 2015
“Migrating South: American-Sponsored Christian Settlements in Mindanao”

Invited Talk
Center for the Study of Pancasila (PSP), Universitas Gadjah Mada , Forum
Yogyakarta, Indonesia – July 18, 2014
“Pancasila: A Contemporary Application of Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘ah”

Paper Presentation
American Academy of Religion (AAR), Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD – November 23, 2013
“From Catholic to Born Again: Filipina Overseas Workers in Cairo”

Paper Presentation
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Summer Scholars Institute
Herndon, VA – July 12, 2012
“Indonesia’s Pancasila as a Guiding Framework for Egypt’s Constitution:
A Study of Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘ah in State Governance”