Women of Color in Islam

Paul Fischer's picture
October 12, 2018
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, American History / Studies

Dear colleagues,

On October 12, Dr Sylvia Chan-Malik will present a discussion of her new book at George Mason University as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. The event is cosponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and The Maydan, the Center's digital scholarship platform. We invite anyone in the Washington DC area to attend the lecture, being held at 3:00 PM in Research Hall Room 163 on George Mason University's Fairfax campus.

Description as follows:

In Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American IslamSylvia Chan-Malik explores twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood through the lens of active resistance. Using archival material, pop culture, interviews and more, Chan-Malik “explores how U.S. Muslim women’s identities are expressions of Islam as both Black protest religion and universal faith tradition.” Sponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies.

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