reviews and essays

Like a Bride: The Qur’an and Arabic Prose
Marginalia (Los Angeles Review of Books), 6 July 2018
[Review essay exploring the — sometimes fraught — relationship between Islam and creative expression.]

media appearances

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow Spotlight: Kevin Blankinship
UChicagoGRAD Weekly Digest, 16 May 2018
[Interview about my successful application for a Fulbright grant to Morocco]

U of U Professor Hosts Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture for Utah Humanities Book Festival
The Signpost, Weber State University, 29 September 2017
[Interview following my public lecture about the 1,001 Arabian Nights for the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival]