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
Islamic material and visual culture
Archival science and method
Religion and Futurism
Material and Visual Culture