Flagg Miller

Flagg Miller is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Davis.  Trained as a linguistic anthropologist, Dr. Miller’s research focuses on cultures of modern Muslim reform in the Middle East.  His current book project, Sounding Out Al-Qa`ida: Islamic Militancy, Asceticism, and the Bin Laden Phenomenon through Osama’s Own Audiotape Collection (Hurst & Co., 2014), revisits narratives of al-Qa`ida through a collection of over 1500 audiotapes from Bin Laden’s former house in Kandahar.  His first book was entitled The Moral Resonance of Arab Media: Audiocassette Poetry and Culture in Yemen (2007).