Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:

• Book Talk on: In a Pure Muslim Land. Shi‘ism between Pakistan and the Middle East, Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, January 16, 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan

• Book Launch of In a Pure Muslim Land. Shi‘ism between Pakistan and the Middle East,with Ali Usman Qasmi (LUMS/Lahore) and Alia Iqbal Naqvi (IBA Karachi) as part of theAfkar-e-Taza Thinkfest, January 12, 2020, Lahore, Pakistan

• Hunting for Paradigms: Shiʿi Islam and the Challenge of History. Paper presentation as part of the panel “Islamic Histories”, organized by Sana Haroon (UMass Boston), Annual Meeting, American Historical Association (AHA), January 3-6, 2020, NYC, USA

• Round Table: “Author meets Critics” on In a Pure Muslim Land with SherAli Tareen (Franklin & Marshall), Megan Eaton Robb (UPenn), and Syed Rizwan Zamir (Davidson), Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI, USA, October 17, 2019

• A Direct Flight to Revolution: Maududi and the 1979-Moment, invited paper presentation at the workshop “Divine Sovereignty, Morality and the State: Maududi and His Influence”, Kings College London, UK, September 5, 2019

• The Challenge of Modernity: Global Islam between Return, Reform, and Revolution, invited lecture to be delivered at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany, July 5, 2019

• Ditching the Periphery: Shiism, Pakistan, and Global Islam, invited lecture given at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, June 5, 2019

• When Tehran was the Brightest Star: A Global History of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, invited lecture delivered at the Royal Asiatic Society, London, UK, April 25, 2019

• Faded Networks: The Overestimated Saudi Legacy of anti-Shi‘i Sectarianism in Pakistan, invited paper presentation, SEPAD workshop on “Transnational Religious networks and the Geopolitics of the Muslim World,” Lancaster University, UK, April 16, 2019

• Selective Imports: How Middle Eastern Islamists Made Sense of the Iranian Revolution, invited paper presentation at the conference “Cold War Islamisms,” Free University Berlin, Germany, March 15-16, 2019

Tunisian modernity: The al-Hana Hotel in Tunis.