Jacquelene Brinton

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  • Chairperson
  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Director
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies

Contact Info

Bailey Hall, room 303H
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Jacquelene Gottlieb Brinton is Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. She specializes in Islamic Studies, but also regularly teaches about gender, comparative ethics, and theories and methods in the study of religion.  Dr. Brinton's research and publications focus on contemporary Islam, preachers, media and religion, religious authority, and religion and popular culture. Her 2016 book Preaching Islamic Renewal: Religion, Authority and Media in Contemporary Egypt was published by the University of California Press.


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2009


Islamic Studies; the role of the ‘ulamā’ in contemporary Islam; popular religion; media and religion; gender; comparative ethics; theories and methods in the study of religion


Research interests:

  • Islam
  • Modernity and Religion
  • Media and Religion


Teaching interests:

  • Islam
  • Introduction Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Religious Ethics
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Women and Gender in Islam
  • Islamic Reform Movements

Selected Publications

Brinton, Jacquelene G. 2015. “Preaching Islamic Renewal: Religious Authority and Media in Contemporary Egypt.” Other. University of California Press.