• PhD University of Cambridge
  • MA University of Calgary
  • BA University of Calgary

My research lies in the study of Islam and society and contemporary religion. I take an ongoing interest in understanding the lived experiences of Muslims in connection with themes of belonging and social cohesion, piety and ethics, and state power and multiculturalism. My research has had a wide-ranging impact on public understanding of Muslims and religion and for understanding well-being, social cohesion and security within public institutions (Universities, prisons, probation, police and national and international security organisations).

I enjoy teaching in the areas of Religion, Peace and Violence; World Religions; the Anthropology and Sociology and Religion; and I co-developed a course entitled ‘the Good Life Good Society’ to bring the aspirations of teaching everyday ethics with the practice of moral citizen formation. I am also a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Read about Ryan's recent award here.

Areas of research