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

Dr. Butch Ware
UC - Santa Barbara
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.

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Chrissy served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.