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  • Bio

  • Andrea Stanton is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Senior Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Denver.

    She is the 2021 Director of the Korbel School's Center for Middle East Studies and an affiliate faculty member there, as well as co-director of the joint RLGS-Korbel graduate certificate in Religion and International Affairs.

    Her research is split between Middle Eastern history/media history and Islamic studies/digital religion. She focuses on the impact of mass and social media on national and social identities in the Middle East and among Muslims around the world. Her teaching introduces the study of Islam to undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Interview with Al Jazeera, October 2016
    photo of Stanton through video camera viewfinder during interview with Al Jazeera channel October 2016

    Stanton being interviewed for an Al Jazeera feature, October 2016

  • Grants / Awards

  • 2021

    Lived Religion in the Digital Age Research Fellowship, St. Louis University



    “Expanding Core Strengths in Middle East Studies”, Department of Education UISFL Program

    "Religious Literacy & Interreligious Work Across Three Denver Universities", Interfaith Youth Core Campus Innovation Grant



    "Radio and Decolonization in the 20th Century", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (lead PI)



    American Academy of Religion Regional Development Grant, “Islamic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Conference” (PI)

    Kathleen Connolly-Weinert Leader of the Year Award, Theta Alpha Kappa

    “Connecting the Wireless World: Writing Global Radio History”, Leverhulme Trust (co-investigator)



    "Teaching Interconnected Histories of the Mediterranean", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute (co-PI)



    Interfaith Course Development Grant, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College (external)


    Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Joint Ph.D. Program


    Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Grant, United States Institute of Peace / Institute of International Education (external)



  • Courses Taught

  • 2021-2022 Courses:



    2020-2021 Courses:

    Common Figures in the Bible and Qur'an

    Muslims and Identities in Europe

    Islam and United States Politics


    2019-2020 Courses:

    Common Figures in the Bible and Qur'an

    Islam in the United States

    Pedagogy and the Teaching of Religion


    2018-2019 Courses:

    Islam and Gender

    Introduction to Islam

    Islamic Empires

  • #WhyITeach 2017
    image of Beirut ocean jetty with text "for justice" as part of DU's OTL #WhyITeach project

    Stanton emphasizes issues of social justice and intercultural competence, using evidence-based research to support her teaching.

  • University Service

  • University of Denver Internationalization Council, Fall 2014 – Spring 2017, Fall 2021-

    Co-Chair, CAHSS Staff Support Advisory Task Force, Summer-Fall 2021

    University Budget Advisory Committee, member, Spring 2021-

    CAHSS Teaching Capacity and Equity Committee, member, Winter-Spring 2021

    Chair, Center for World Languages and Culture Director Search Committee, Fall 2020

    Chair, Gender & Women’s Studies Faculty Promotion Committee, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

    CAHSS Dean Search Committee, member, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

    University Financial Scenarios & Solutions Task Force, member, Summer 2020-Winter 2021

    Chair, University “Anti-Melt” (Student Persistence) Task Force, Summer 2020

    University Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee, Fall 2018-

                Organic Pilot Projects Proposal Review Committee, Winter 2020-

    International Student Experience Working Group, Fall 2019-

    DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program Committee, Fall 2016 - Spring 2019, Fall 2020-

    University of Denver Graduate Council, Fall 2017-    

    Gender & Women's Studies Executive Committee, Fall 2015 - Spring 2018

    AHSS Elected Faculty Committee, Spring 2013 - Spring 2017

    Undergraduate Adviser, Fall 2011-Fall 2017

    Theta Alpha Kappa, Faculty Adviser, Fall 2012 –

  • Contact Information

  • Email:

    Twitter: @andrealstanton

  • Stanton speaking on CNN in 2015
    photo of Stanton speaking on CNN for a story about female Muslim converts who joined ISIS in Syria

    Stanton interviewed on CNN in 2015 for a story about women from Europe and North America who were coaxed into joining ISIS in Syria

This portfolio last updated: 24-Sep-2021 4:05 PM