John R. Bowen

John R. Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His long-term fieldwork has been in Indonesia, particularly in Aceh, and is most recently reflected in his book Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning (Cambridge, 2003). Current research on Islam and the state in France is reflected in Why the French Dont Like Headscarves (Princeton, 2007), and his next book, Can Islam be French? will appear from Princeton in 2008, followed by The New Anthropology of Islam from Cambridge. Read Bowen's contribution to Surveying religious knowledge.