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Zachary Faircloth

M.A. student 2018

Areas of Specialization: Levantine Islamism, Islamist politics, religion and the state, transnational Islamic intellectualism


Zachary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Arabic and a minor in religion at Duke University. Current research interests include the entanglement of race and religion, racialized representations of Islam, and the interplay of modernity, secularity, and rurality. Zachary is currently working on a thesis that focuses on white converts to Islam in the American South and the ways that race, class, and cultural attachment affect their navigation of both whiteness and Muslim identity.