As Assistant Director, Faculty Programming, Eleanor helps faculty approved for the new Gen Ed curriculum design their syllabi and connect with the full range of Bok and other campus resources for their courses. A religious studies scholar, her research on Islam in the United States uses textual and ethnographic methods to study the ways in which individuals and groups create identities in dialogue with categories, such as Muslim, American, and environmental. She has extensive experience creating courses that help students recognize these processes and engage with competing claims by scholars and individuals, and she looks forward to using this experience to help faculty develop Gen Ed courses.
Eleanor comes to the Bok Center from the University of Alabama, where she was an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a partial appointment in History. She received her PhD in Religion from the University of Florida, her MTS from Vanderbilt University (where she was also a Resident Advisor), and her BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Economics from Colgate University.
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