Founded in 2014, the Feeling Muslim Project is a hub for scholarly activist research on conversion to Islam in the Americas, scholarly publication of this research, publication of individual convert narratives and experiences, and a healthy discussion of various issues facing converts to Islam. One of the main goals of this project is to nurture the Muslim identities of converts to Islam by highlighting the various issues facing converts to Islam and allowing the data from participants in the Feeling Muslim study to speak for itself.
This project is a direct result of findings in the 2014 study, Feeling Muslim: An Intimate Portrait of Identity Cultivation among American Female Converts to Islam, and the subsequent 2015 M.A. thesis, Feeling Muslim: Prolegomena to the Study of American Female Converts to Islam by Karla N. Kovacik of the University of Georgia. The study grew out of Karla’s own experiences as convert to Islam as well as those of convert friends she made while in graduate school at the University of Georgia. Women (and now men) from all over the world are taking the Feeling Muslim study.