Ilyse Morganstein Fuerst

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholar Award- Religious Studies

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is associate professor of religion and associate director Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. Her research centers on Islam and Muslims in South Asia; histories of imperialism; and theories of religion, race, and language. Her first book is titled Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion (2017); she co-edited Words of Experience: Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst (2021). Her next books are about religion, race, and politics: the first, Imperial Pandemics, is about global Islamophobia and antisemitism; the second, Religion Isn’t Done With You, focuses on how religion is a system that shapes our world, regardless of personal faith. She is committed to public scholarship and pedagogy, and has won multiple teaching awards as well as hosts the popular, grant-funded podcast Keeping It 101: a Killjoy's Introduction to Religion.