Ken Chitwood (PhD student, 2014) – –  His master’s thesis focused on the (re)conversion narratives  among Latina/o Muslims in the U.S. His current interests include global Islam, Islam in the Americas, Puerto Rican Islam, Christian-Muslim relations, globalizing the study of religion, ethnographic practice in a digital age, and the interplay of religion and popular culture. He has presented and published papers on these topics in addition to his popular work in publications such as Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Huffington Post. His academic work can be viewed at and his blog and popular work at and on Twitter at @kchitwood.