2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

John R. Bowen
Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

John Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on comparative social studies of Islam across the world. In particular, he analyzes how Muslims (i.e., judges and scholars, public figures, ordinary people) work across plural sources of norms and values, including diverse interpretations of the Islamic tradition, law codes and decisions, and local social norms.


Project Title: Islam Adapting in the West