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Candace Mixon

Lecturer, Political Science

Candace Mixon is completing her doctorate (ABD) in Religious Studies, with specializations in Islamic Studies, Material Culture, Gender, and Contemporary Iran. She has been with Purchase College since Fall 2018 and has previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has recently traveled to Iran and Turkey for her current research project on contemporary Iranian devotional practices, and her work has been supported by the American Institute of Iranian Studies, the Roshan Cultural Heritage Foundation, and the American Academy of Religion, among others.

Representative Courses

West Meets Non-West

Free Speech, Heresy, Gender, and Islamic Societies

Material Religion


Introduction to Asian Religions

Introduction to Islamic Civilization