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University of Denver
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Middle East, 20th century Middle East, radio history, Islamic studies
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About Me

Andrea L Stanton is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (2018-21). She is an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Middle East Studies and the Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver. She obtained her MA and PhD in Middle Eastern history from Columbia University, and her BA in history and in religion from Williams College.


Her research focuses on Middle East radio history, and on media and national or religious identity, among Muslims in the Arab world and the US.


Her first book, This is Jerusalem Calling: State Radio in Mandate Palestine, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2013. She has received grants from the American Academy of Religion, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the US Institute of Peace.

Recent Publications

Summer 2018 “Emoticons and Religious Authority: Emerging Practices, Shifting Paradigms”, Contemporary Islam 12 (2) July 2018, 153-171


Spring 2018     “The Search for a Young Imam Begins Now: Imam Muda and Civilizational Islam in Malaysia”, in Religion and Reality TV: Faith in Late Capitalism, edited by Mara Einstein, Diane Winston, and Katherine Madden (Routledge, April 2018)


Winter 2018    “Locating Palestine’s Summer Residence: Mandate Tourism and National Identity”, Journal of Palestine Studies 47 (2) Winter 2018, 44-63


Winter 2016    “Introduction” and “Who Heard What When: Learning from Radio Broadcasting Hours and Programs in Jerusalem”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, “Bringing Sound into Middle East Studies” Roundtable, 48 (1), Feb 2016

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Palestine, Syria, Lebanon
Expertise by Geography
Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Material Culture, Religion, Technology