Professor Anna M. Gade (Affiliated)

University of Chicago Divinity School
Ph. D.
Specialties/Research Interests: 

Traditions of global Islam; Qur'an; trends in religious revitalization in Muslim Southeast Asia; Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia; theory and method in the academic study of religion; anthropological approaches to religion

Current Projects: 

Popular Muslim religous expression in Southeast Asia; comparative Islamic ecology.

Recent Publications: 

Research Material on Islam and Ecology in Indonesia

"Tradition and Sentiment in Indonesian Environmental Islam.” Worldviews: Environment, Culture and Religion, v. 16 (Sept., 2012): 263-285. Special journal issue on "Islam and Ecology," with guest co-editors David L. Johnston and Anna M. Gade.

The Qur'an: An Introduction (Oxford, U.K.: Oneworld Publications, 2010)

"Religious Biography of the Prophet Muhammad in 21st Century Indonesia," in The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), edited by Jonathan Brockopp  

"Sunan Ampel of the Javanese Wali Songo," in Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation, edited by John Renard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009), pp 341-58

"Introduction," The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand  (Wellington: New Zealand Asia Foundation, 2009) pp 9-10

"Islam," in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion, edited by John Corrigan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 35-50

Revising Editor, "The Cham Rebellion: Survivors' Stories from the Villages", by Ysa Osman, translated by Rich Arant (Phnom Penh: Documentation Center of Cambodia, 2006)

"Recitation," in The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an, edited by Andrew Rippin (New York: Blackwell, 2006), pp.481-93

"Perfection Makes Practice: Learning. Emotion and the Recited Qur'an in Indonesia"  (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2004)


Hour-long live interview, “Green Faith”, with Prof Calvin Dewitt, Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR), “Here on Earth”, February, 20112 (download podcast:

Hour-long live interview, “The Qur’an”, Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR), “Here on Earth”, February, 2011 (download podcast: mp3file=hoe110223k.mp3&iNoteID=95619)

Hour-long live interview, “Qur’anic Recitation”, Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR), “Here on Earth”, March, 2010 (download podcast: