Ben earned a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Religious Studies at the University of Kansas before beginning graduate studies at IU in the fall of 2017. He is interested in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology with an emphasis on the study of Islam, gender, and media. He plans to conduct his dissertation research in Morocco, investigating the role that social media platforms play in shaping how young Moroccans perform their multiple religious, gendered, and national identities. He has spent time studying and conducting research in Tajikistan, Mexico, and the United States in addition to his current research in Morocco.
Graduate Student, Anthropology