James Bourk Hoesterey

James Bourk Hoesterey is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Religion at Emory University. A cultural anthropologist, Hoesterey’s work focuses broadly on Islam, media, and politics. His first book Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru chronicles the rise and fall of one of the world’s most famous Muslim televangelists, K. H. Abdullah Gymnastiar, and was awarded runner-up for the 2016 Clifford Geertz Book Prize for the Anthropology of Religion. Hoesterey’s current research examines diplomacy, soft power, and the making of “moderate Islam.”

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