Danielle Adams

About Danielle Adams

Danielle is a 2015-2016 NASA Space Grant Fellow and has launched a new project called "Two Deserts, One Sky: Arab Observational Astronomy and Star Lore." Read her Star Calendar Blog at onesky.arizona.edu. Danielle holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas (2000), and she spent three years living in Beirut, Lebanon, where she focused her studies on classical Arabic poetry. Danielle's research interests lie in the anthropology of science, particularly cultural astronomy; indigenous systems of folk astronomy in North Africa; cultural knowledge transmission; the rise of modern amateur astronomy in the Middle East and North Africa; astronomy in Arabic poetry; star lore; and the anthropology of religion and modernity. Research Topics: The transformation of indigenous Arabian astronomy under Islam, the interaction between science and Islam within the modern Maghreb, and the role of modern astronomical technologies in Islamic practice. Languages: Arabic (MSA and Lebanese), Turkish (modern), Ottoman Turkish, French, Latin, some German.

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