PhD Institution: University of Michigan, Program in American Culture.
Dr. Howell's current research explores the relationship between mosques, markets, and community development in Michigan and the mutual constitution of local publics and religious minorities across the urban and suburban landscape.
Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade. Edited with Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011.
Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11.With Wayne Baker, Amaney Jamal, Ann Lin, Andrew Shryock, Ron Stockton, and Mark Tessler, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2009.
2015 “Southend Struggles: Diverging Narratives of Power and Place in an Arab American Enclave,” Mashriq and Mahjar:Journal of Middle East Migration Studies. 3(1):41-64.
2011 “(Re)Bounding Islamic Charitable Giving in the Terror Decade,” UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law. 2003 “Modernizing Mansaf: The Consuming Contexts of Jordan’s ‘National Dish’.”Food and Foodways. Vol. 11 (4):215-243.