Skyler Bean is an aspiring historian of the modern Middle East. Skyler enrolled in the MA Religious Studies program at ASU to study the relationship between religion and state-formation and train in Islamic Studies. Skyler’s research examines the overlapping interests of the state in carrying out religious censorship projects in the Digital Age. This research informs discourse about the impact of state-sponsored digital censorship upon social and political development in majority-Muslim states leading-up to the Arab Uprisings of 2011 and advances historical methods for studying political and social actors in cyberspace. Other interests include: Postcolonialism, the production of collective memory, and Digital Humanities.
Research Assistant, “Constructing the Maghrib: Demonstrating the Maghrib’s Africanity”