Prof. Youshaa Patel‘s book, The Muslim Difference: Defining the Line between Believers and Unbelievers from Early Islam to the Present (Yale University Press, 2022), was a finalist for two recent book awards. The American Academy of Religion is the flagship scholarly guild for religious studies scholars in North America. Its annual book awards recognize achievement in the study of religion. Specifically,¬†The Muslim Difference¬†was a finalist in two categories:

  • Best First Book in the History of Religions
  • Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Textual Studies

The Religious Studies Department congratulates Prof. Patel on this well-deserved recognition.

Submitted by: Brett Hendrickson