Dr. Reza Aslan, was the 2012-2013 Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Drew.
Prof. Aslan, who teaches at the University of California, Riverside, earned his Ph.D. in the sociology of religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The author of several best-selling books, including No god, but God, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terrorism, Muslims & Jews in America, and Tablet and Pen, Aslan frequently appears on nationally broadcast television and radio programs such as: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report, Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square, Anderson Cooper 360 and other respected public affairs shows like Meet the Press and All Things Considered.
A highly regarded scholar of religion and contemporary global politics, as well as an expert on new social media and contemporary culture, Reza Aslan is also a contributing editor for The Daily Beast. He is the founder of both Boomgen Studios, a pioneering and highly acclaimed web-based entertainment and media company, and Aslan Media.