Ken Chitwood

Ken Chitwood is a postdoctoral researcher based in Germany. He conducts research with the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture and is currently working on the manuscript for his next book, AmeRícan Muslims: Everyday Cosmopolitanism Among Puerto Rican Converts to Islam.


  • The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean, London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2021.
  • “’A Place of Our Own’: Puerto Rican Muslims and their Architectural Responses as Quadruple Minorities on the Margins,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture, Special Issue: Hinterland Forces: Architectural Responses at the Margins, ed. Angela Andersen (Vol. 11, no. 2 – May).
  • Forthcoming: “Halāl Habichuelas: Food, belonging, and the conundrums of being a  Puerto Rican Muslim,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Fall 2022).