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Vika Gardner

Hampshire College
Research fellow, Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies
Amherst, Massachusetts
I work at the intersection of a variety of fields. My PhD is in Islamic studies, working on Central Asia in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Currently I am working on contemporary presentations of science and Islam on video, which has combined my interests in science, media, Islam and helping the public understand how all of these can be presented truthfully. The first project I worked on at the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim societies presents some of the videos we catalogued and scores them on how correct their presentations are for science, Islam and history. Our work continues with collaborations addressing how science is used by internationally recognized Muslim public figures on internet videos.