Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech where she teaches on Islam, Islamic political thought, and comparative religion. Her general area of research is modern Islamic—mainly Arab Sunni—thought, focusing on contemporary Islamic thinking on pluralism, citizenship, religious authority, and the relationship between religion and state. Her book, The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press and her most recent article, entitled, “Managing Religion and Renegotiating the Secular: The Muslim Brotherhood and Defining the Religious Sphere,” is forthcoming with the journal Politics and Religion.

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