Click here for a list of scholarly references on American converts to Islam, American Muslims, Muslim Americans, Religious Conversion, and Spiritual Transformation. This list is constantly growing, so check back often.

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Feeling Muslim: where new muslims can feel at home

Special Thanks

A special thank you to the 459 women who participated in this study, Dr. Alan Godlas, Dr. Carolyn Medine, Dr. Sandy Dwayne Martin, Dr. Kenneth Honerkamp, Dr. Nanette Spina of the University of Georgia Department of Religion, Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy for his guidance, my dear friend Barbara Flaherty, M.A., CDC II of Interfaith Horizons for her guidance, support, and encouragement throughout the years, and to my husband, Peter Omar Kovacik, and son, Ilyas for loving me, supporting me, and believing in this work.  Also, a special thanks to my dear sister Alexandra Contos of 3.5 Design for her fabulous logo design and background design, and to Kelly Izdihar Crosby for allowing me to use her painting, Ladies of Eid for the site. 

The material on this site is exclusively the intellectual property of Karla Nicole Kovacik, M.A. Fair use applies with proper citation of this site and my M.A. thesis, Feeling Muslim: Prolegomena to the Study of American Female Converts to Islam, The University of Georgia, 2015.

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