Center for Global & International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Jacquelene G. Brinton

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Religious Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Smith Hall
Room 204
University of Kansas
1300 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7615


B.A., Anthropology, Hampshire College

Ph.D., Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

M.A., Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Teaching Interests

  • Islam
  • Introduction Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Religious Ethics
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Women and Gender in Islam
  • Islamic Reform Movements

Research Interests

  • Islam
  • Modernity and Religion
  • Media and Religion

Selected Publications

Brinton, J. G. (2015). Preaching Islamic Renewal: Religious Authority and Media in Contemporary Egypt. University of California Press.

Student Spotlight

Meet Zoya Khan, who is pursuing the Middle East Studies minor  along with a double major in Global & International Studies and Political Science. Watch the video below and read more about Zoya here.

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