Megan teaches courses on religious traditions of South Asia, Islam, religious conflict and cooperation, and religion in modernity. Her ongoing research interests are in the intersections of religious experience, authority, and revival, and in violence and non-violence in religious discourse and praxis.
Megan is the author of the book Islamic Revival in Nepal: Religion and a New Nation (London and New York: Routledge, 2011), which examines contemporary Muslim identity and the rise of Islamic revivalism. It is based on her field research in Nepal between 2005-2010. It has recently been published in paperback (2013), and was released in a special Nepal edition in 2012.
Her second book, under contract with Routledge and titled Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya, brings together research essays from scholars working across the Himalaya--Tibet, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Nepal--to interrogate processes of modernization as they shape religious practices and discourses in the region, and vice versa, and to examine experiences of 'modernity' as they are interwoven within these phenomenon. She is co-editing the volume with Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz.
Megan's other publications include “Mawdudi’s Islamic Revivalist Ideology and the Islami Sangh Nepal” in the journal Studies in Nepali History and Society (2012), “The National Muslim Forum Nepal: Experiences of Conflict, Formations of Identity” in Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism in Nepal: Identities and Mobilization after 1990 ed. by Mahendra Lawoti and Susan Hangen (London and New York: Routledge, 2012), and "Muslims in Nepal: The Local and Global Dimensions of a Changing Religious Minority" in the journal Religion Compass (2011).Megan serves on the Executive Council of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, and is its current Treasurer. Here at Gettysburg College, Megan serves on the advisory committees for both Globalization Studies and Middle East and Islamic Studies.