Bethany Elias Jenner

Faculty Assoc
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Bethany Elias Jenner received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and religious studies from Santa Clara University in California in June of 2008. Bethany returned to her home state of Arizona and graduated with her master of arts from Arizona State University in religious studies. During her master degree she focused on the secularization thesis and Muslim groups who identify as secular or cultural Muslims. Currently, Bethany is in her second year of the Islam in a Global Context Ph.D track in religious studies at Arizona State University. She recently returned from Yogyakarta, Indonesia where she utilized the Luce Summer Exchange Fellowship to more closely explore the relationship between the Indonesian state and religious organizations as well as expressions of Islamic piety within Indonesia.  Bethany is interested in the mosques exclusive to women in Indonesia and throughout the world. She is also focusing on the physical methods of separation within mosques and the importance of mosque architecture and how it influences Islamic piety. 

Research Interests

Theories of secularism and secularization

The private and public spheres

Seperation of religion and culture

Secularism and gender equality

Pancasila and pluralism in Indonesia

Gender separation within mosques

Women-only mosques in Indonesia and the world

Qur'an and gender roles

Courses

Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World

Expertise Areas