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Jordan Denari Duffner is an author and scholar of Muslim-Christian relations, interreligious dialogue, and Islamophobia.

Jordan Denari Duffner
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Currently pursuing a PhD in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University, Jordan is also an associate of the Bridge Initiative, where she previously worked as a research fellow studying Islamophobia. She is also a former Fulbright researcher in Amman, Jordan, where she studied the impact of the media on Muslim-Christian relations.

Jordan’s first book, Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic, was named among the top Catholic books of 2018 by the Association of Catholic Publishers. It won Second Place in the ‘General Interest’ category of the 2018 “Excellence in Publishing Awards” held by the Association of Catholic Publishers.

In addition to Finding Jesus among Muslims, Jordan also authored an essay for A Pope Francis Lexicon, an anthology about Pope Francis and the words he uses.  In 2016, Jordan penned the Bridge Initiative report, “Danger and Dialogue: American Catholics Perceptions and Portrayals of Islam,” which included the first nationwide survey of Catholics’ views of Islam. She is currently working on a book about Islamophobia, written for a Christian audience, with Orbis Books.

Jordan’s writing on Islam and Catholicism has appeared in numerous outlets including TIME, The Washington Post, and America. A frequent media commentator, Jordan has appeared on news programs on BBCAl-Jazeera, and local public radio stations and popular podcasts. Often consulting with journalists, Jordan has given numerous talks and webinars on Islamophobia and interfaith dialogue to diverse audiences.

Jordan holds a Master’s in theological and religious studies, and completed her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Chris.

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