Dr. Maria F. Curtis

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies

Maria Curtis has taught undergraduate Anthropology and MA Cross Cultural Studies at the University of Houston-Clear Lake since 2007. She has conducted research in several cities in Morocco, Turkey, and among American Muslims in the U.S., and has written about the ways in which American Muslim immigrant women counter Islamophobia through acts of generosity, renewed piety, and religious beliefs that come to life through ritual, clothing, music, new media, and public events. Her current work focuses on diversity within the greater American Muslim community, and the ways that they challenge post 9/11 stereotypes and create multi faith spaces of public dialogue.