Reza Aslan is known to be from a family whose roots are from Tehran before they moved to the United States in the year 1979. His family relocated because they were running away from the Iranian Revolution. Reza Aslan grew up in San Francisco.
He has an educational background holding a B.A. in religious studies which he obtained from Santa Clara University. Then he had Master in Theology Studies from Harvard Divinity School. A Ph.D. in sociology followed from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Who is Reza Aslan?
Reza Aslan is known to be a renowned scholar who has expertise in the sociology of religion, a writer, and a TV host. Aslan, a young Shia Muslim who converted to evangelical Christianity, finally returned to Islam but kept writing about Christianity. Reza Aslan has written books about Christianity, of which are; “No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, and God: A Human History.”
Reza Aslan Career
Reza Aslan started as a writer and has authored four books, edited two anthologies, and frequently contributes to a variety of media. Aslan has worked as a contributing editor and writer for The Daily Beast. Additionally, he has written for several newspapers and magazines, including; “the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Slate, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor”
He curated and released Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, an anthology, in 2011. Aslan assembled a collection of nearly 200 works, many of which were first published in English, in cooperation with Words Without Borders. They did this by working with a group of three regional editors and 77 translators.
The 2011 book Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities, which Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the founder of Abraham’s Vision, co-edited, examines current Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the various ways that these two communities interact with one another in that context.
Aslan established Aslan Media, a media outlet that provides alternative reporting on the Middle East and its international expatriate groups. BoomGen Studios, a studio, and production firm dedicated to bringing tales from and about the Middle East to American audiences was founded in 2006 by Aslan in collaboration with Iranian American cinematographer and producer Mahyad Tousi.
For the second and third seasons of the well-liked HBO series The Leftovers in 2015, Aslan served as a consulting producer. Aslan played a crucial role in both the development of the show’s premise and the season two character arc of lead Kevin Garvey.
Aslan has appeared on television and radio multiple times, including on National Public Radio and the likes; including “National Public Radio (NPR), Spirited Debate on Fox News, PBS, The Rachel Maddow Show, Meet the Press, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper 360°, Hardball, Nightline, Real Time with Bill Maher, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and ABC Australia’s Big Ideas”
Aslan has produced television shows, including the HBO drama series The Leftovers and the CNN documentary series Believer, which explores several world religions. The International Qur’anic Studies Association and the American Academy of Religion both recognize Aslan as a member. He is a board member of the National Iranian American Council and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside (NIAC).
Reza Aslan’s Net Worth: How much does he have?
Reza Aslan is a $3 million-rich Iranian-American author, academic, and professor.
Reza Aslan Age
Reza Aslan is known to be 50 years old at the time.
Reza Aslan Parents
Aslan’s parent’s information are not known, and his family were known to have fled from Iranian Revolution.
Reza Aslan Wife
Reza Aslan is known to be married to one Jessica Jackley who is a businesswoman and Co-founder of Kiva and then later Profounder.
Reza Aslan Awards Nomination and Wins
2014 Intersections Honoree, Intersections International
2013 Media Bridge-Builder Award, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
2013 Peter J. Gomes Memorial Honor, Harvard Divinity School
2012 East-West Media Award, The Levantine Center
Reza Aslan Social Media Handles
(@ASLANmedia) is the Twitter name of Reza Aslan with 17.8k followers.