Zareena Grewal is the Director of the Center for the Study of American Muslims at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. She is also an Assistant Professor in the departments of American Studies and Religious Studies and the Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale University. Before coming to Yale, she was a visiting lecturer at Vassar College in the department of anthropology. Dr. Grewal is the author of numerous articles and chapters on the intersections of race and religion in American Muslim communities and her book Destination Tradition: American Islam and the Crisis of Authority (forthcoming, New York University Press) explores the global religious networks that connect U.S. mosques to the intellectual centers of the Middle East. Dr.Grewal was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in Egypt (2002-3) and received the Fulbright's prestigious Islamic Civilization Grant. She is also a documentary filmmaker, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and she was featured in the 2010 biographical collection Who's Who in America. Dr. Grewal received her doctorate from the interdisciplinary Program inAnthropology and History at the University of Michigan.