Fellow, Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. American Council of Learned Societies.


Effective from May 2022 through December 2022 “I Cannot Write My Life”: New Perspectives on the Life and Writings of Omar ibn Said An examination of African Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said (1770-1863), who wrote an autobiography in Arabic in 1831 while a slave in Bladen County, North Carolina. The project addresses the local and global implications of Said’s life and writings and traces their complex connections to West African and Islamic cultures.