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Stanton, Andrea L.

Associate Professor, Humanities


Dr. Stanton is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century Islam in the Middle East and around the world. Her research focuses on media and religious identity, and investigates the sometimes conflictual, sometimes cooperative relationships between new technologies and claims to religious authority. Her first book, This is Jerusalem Calling: State Radio in Mandate Palestine, was published in 2013. Recent work in Islamic studies includes an examination of "Islamic emoticons," which appear in online Islamic chat forums and websites and are hotly debated by community members, and a survey of where in the Middle East Muhammad's birthday (the mawlid al-nabi), a sometimes contentious holiday, is celebrated. Stanton's work on the Middle East includes an examination of the role of the Olympic Games in fostering national and regional identities in Lebanon and Syria, and an analysis of themes found in US-based Syrian aid appeals and in Syrian political cartoons. Otherrecent work involves advocating for the incorporation of sound into histories and other analyses of the Middle East, through a roundtable organized with Carole Woodall (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), and published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Her teaching interests include Qur'anic studies, contemporary fundamentalisms, globalization and its impact on religious identity and practice, gender and Muslim practice, and embodied practice and notions of piety, as well as the Internet and social media's evolving impact in these areas.

DISCIPLINE
Religious Studies/Theology
SUB AREAS
Technology   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Colonialism   
Gender/Women's Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Palestine   
Lebanon   
Syria   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
Soc Hist   
Mandate-era Levant   
Media & Comtns   
Hist of Media and Its Social Effects   
Print Cult   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
Spanish (Elementary)   
Turkish (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2007HistoryColumbia University
MPhil2003HistColumbia U
BA1998History / ReligionWilliams College
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Andrea L. Stanton






Sturm Hall 266
2000 E Asbury Avenue
University of Denver
Denver, CO
80208
United States
Phone:(303) 871-3503
andrea.stanton@du.edu

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