Muslims in America - SAMLA 90

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Call for Papers
November 2, 2018 to November 4, 2018
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Literature, Humanities, Islamic History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

With the theme of SAMLA 90, Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies, panelists are asked to consider how these writers and artists engage with activism in their articulation of assimilation, alterity, dissent, and transgression as Muslim Americans in high or low art forms.

Please submit a 300-word abstract, with a short biography and A/V requirements, to Mahwash Shoaib ( by June 6.

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Mahwash Shoaib