Brian J. Bowe

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Bowe has written extensively about music. He is the author of Judas Priest: Metal Gods, The Ramones: American Punk Rock Band and The Clash: Punk Rock Band. All three books are part of Enslow Publishers’ Rebels of Rock series of young adult biographies. He is the co-editor of CREEM: America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine (Harper/Collins), and has written liner notes for releases by Iggy & the Stooges, the MC5 and Was (Not Was). He served as editor of the online resurrection of CREEM Magazine and has published in regional and national publications such as Harp, Blurt, MLive and the Metro Times.

As a newspaper journalist, Bowe has worked at newspapers in Michigan and New Hampshire. His home base is Saugatuck, Mich., where he lives with his wife Heather and two cats, he is living in Paris, France for the 2012-13 academic year. An avid cyclist, he is the co-founder of the Allegrina 100 charity cycling tour.

About Brian J. Bowe

writer • educator • digital journalist •

researcher • Islamic studies scholar • rock ’n’ roll historian • musician

Brian J. Bowe is a veteran journalist, author, and educator whose work examines the interplay of journalism and culture in multiple settings. For the 2012-13 academic year, Bowe will be a graduate fellow in information and communication sciences at CELSA – Université Paris-Sorbonne. From 2010-12, he served as visiting assistant professor of journalism in Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications.

Bowe is a Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Media and Information Studies program. His research interests include media framing, the media’s agenda setting function, and news coverage of Muslims. In 2010, he co-produced the award-winning short documentary The Death of an Imam. He also co-authored and served as assistant coordinator of the Social Science Research Council-funded project Migrations of Islam: Muslim-American Culture in the 21st Century.