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Spirit Guide: African Islam, Social Justice, and the Rub of Modernity

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Dr. Butch Ware

The University of Tennessee Department of Religious Studies annual Siddiqi Lecture this year is on Islam, Race, and Social Justice. Dr. Butch Ware is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California - Santa Barbara and an historian of both Africa and Islam. He spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about his research, about how African Islam differs from Islam in other areas of the world, and about his personal relationship with Islam.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.