B.A., Bethel College
M.A., Luther Seminary
ABD, University of Exeter
- HIS212U History of Islam
- HIS320K History and the Human Environment
- HIS328G Muslim Women in History
- HIS356 Modern Middle East
- GES130 Christianity and Western Culture
- HON205U Finding Community on the Margins
Amy chiefly studies Islamic communities in the United States — specifically, comparing post 9-11 experiences with the first five historic waves of Muslim migration to the U.S. In this realm, her dissertation research finds her investigating how growing up in a Western, non-Muslim society has impacted young Muslim-Americans’ perceptions of and expectations for marriage. She’s also interested in the history of Islamic societies in the Middle East (particularly after the end of colonialism) and the global history of Muslim women.
Read more about Amy in this interview from April 2012.