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Dr. Harold Morales

Harold Morales earned his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California–Riverside in 2012 and began teaching at IUP that same year. His areas of concentration include Islam in America, Latino Islam, Islamic new media, Latina/o Catholic and Evangelical traditions, Cultural Studies of Religion, Critical Race Theory, Visual Culture, and Media Studies.

His dissertation research, titled “Latino Muslim by Design: A Study of Race, Religion and the Internet in American Minority Discourse,” draws from fieldwork within Latino Muslim organizations across the U.S. and media studies analysis of their websites. His research pays close attention to the mutually defining areas of lived experiences and mediated discourses.

His publications currently in progress include “Latino Muslim Religious Cultures” (a chapter in ABC-CLIO’s Religion and American Cultures) and a Spanish Language translation of Khaled M. Abou El Fadl’s The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists.

Dr. Morales regularly teaches World Religions and Introduction to Religious Studies courses at IUP and also teaches courses on Islam and on the intersections between race, religion and media in America.

Spring 2014

  • RLST 380-001 Islam TR 12:30-1:45 KEITH 231
  • RLST 100-301  Intro to Religion MW 11:55-1:10 ACPNX
  • RLST 100-201  Intro to Religion MW 3:15-4:30 ACNPT

Office Hours

  • Indiana TR 1:50-2:30; ACPNX MW 11:00-11:40; ACNPT MW 2:20-3:00; or by appointment

Contact Information

  • Religious Studies Department
  • Sutton Hall, Room 452
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1360
  • Fax: 724-357-4039
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.