H-IslamInAfrica promotes scholarly research, both within and outside Africa, in all areas and disciplines of the social sciences and humanities relevant to Islam in Africa. We want to encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and meaningful dialogue among persons engaged in research on Islam in Africa. Toward those ends, the network aims to:

  • Encourage the publication and dissemination of scholarly and artistic works as well as primary sources on Islamic studies and related topics.
  • Organize panels, symposia, and conferences on Islam in Africa at meetings of regional, national and international organizations.
  • And provide the general public with information on issues of historical, cultural, and contemporary interest in Islam in Africa.

Recent Content

Research assistance on African diaspora in France

I'm researching grant possibilities for my next book project: the art of contemporary French artists of African descent. I am especially interested in applying feminist, post-colonial, and race critical theory in a French context, and hope to gain insight from my previous project in the British context (Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). I want to be based in or around Marseille, and am looking for approximately six months of funding.

Re: Publications Announcements?

In December 2017, I published Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation with Palgrave Macmillan. Most of the artists are non-Muslim, but it has a brief analysis of Zineb Sedira's Self Portraits or the Virgin Mary (2000). I also have an article in press with Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, that includes analysis of Sedira's series of photographs and videos based on a ship graveyard in Mauritania, called "The Aesthetics of Migration in an Age of Anxiety: Zineb Sedira, Allan deSouza, and Mary Evans."