Hummel’s article about Muslim discrimination published


Oct. 21, 2020

Daniel Hummel, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of nonprofit management, empowerment and diversity studies, recently wrote an article that was published in Review of Religious Research, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Religious Research Association.

Hummel’s article, titled “Identifying as Muslim and American: The Role of Discrimination,” was the result of a two-year study with three other co-authors. They examined the relationship between specific forms of discrimination and how young Muslim adults in Genesee County, Michigan, are affected by Islamophobia and how they choose to identify themselves.

Hummel also wrote another article from a separate study about anti-sharia laws in the U.S. that was accepted for publication in the journal Public Policy and Administration. Sharia laws are religious regulations governing the lives of Muslims.

Hummel invited a legal scholar, Asma Uddin, author of the book “When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom,” who will address the topic with SRU students, faculty and staff via Zoom, 12:30-2 p.m., Nov. 10.