Jordan Denari is a writer, speaker, and Research Fellow for the Bridge Initiative, a project of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. A voice on interfaith issues, Jordan writes about Islam, Christianity, the Middle East, and Islamophobia.
Jordan has published articles in TIME, Huffington Post, America, National Catholic Reporter, Commonweal, On Faith (formerly a blog of the Washington Post), and others. Her efforts to improve Muslim-Christian relations have been featured in numerous Catholic outlets, including U.S. Catholic, American Catholic Radio, and the Catholic Herald. She presented about her journeys into Islam and Catholicism at the 2012 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and also speaks at other venues.
Jordan graduated in May 2013 from Georgetown where she majored in Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service. She spent over a year living in the country which bears her name, first as an undergraduate student, and then as a researcher funded by the State Department’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Jordan grew up in Indianapolis and attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Her parents are Maggie, a parent educator, and Tom, the president of Young & Laramore advertising agency. Her younger brother, Nick, is a senior at Boston College where he is a Presidential Scholar and Division 1 runner.
Her fiance, Chris Duffner, is a third year law student at the Georgetown University Law Center. Passionate about the injustice that often permeates the criminal justice system, Chris is pursuing a career as a public defender.