Kristin Peterson is a doctoral candidate in media studies in the College of Media, Communication and Information and a research fellow for the Center for Media, Religion and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has her M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and her B.A. in Journalism and Photography from Dominican University. Her research focuses on Islam in North America, specifically examining how young Muslims engage with online media sites, images, videos and creative projects as spaces to explore different discourses, aesthetic styles and affects. Her M.A. thesis focused on a group of YouTube videos created by young female converts to Islam, and the study examined how aesthetics are involved in the constitution of religious subjects and the formation of communities. She is also interested in the use of Arabic in social media, Islamic fashion, feminism and religion, and discourses around authenticity.
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