Chris Ahrens

Chris Ahrens

PhD Student


Chris Ahrens is a PhD Student in Religious Studies, focusing their studies on manifestations of Islamic material and visual culture, in particular the history of Arabic-script calligraphy in Indonesia. They are also interested in modern forms and styles of Islamic calligraphy, particularly artists and works which deviate strongly from traditional styles and methods, such as its integration into street art and fashion.


BA, Religious Studies, Global Studies, College of William and Mary, 2020

Research Interests

Islamic material and visual culture 

Islamic calligraphy

Archival science and method

Religion and Futurism

Research Areas
Material and Visual Culture
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