Association for Asian Studies: Asian Studies (Part V)

27 Aug 2021


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

The fifth installment of an ongoing series of conversations on “Critical Muslim Studies” that center engaging with “Muslim” as an object and subject of knowledge in these times of increased ethno-nationalist populism, neo-colonial governmentality, and rising Islamophobia. Presenters will offer some takeaway points from their research to illuminate the dialogic, interconnected, and informed discourses and practices to understand the “Muslim” across regional, spatial, theoretical, and disciplinary boundaries. As a dialogue with active engagement with the virtual audience, by bringing in scholars whose work speaks through Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Arab American Studies, we can discuss a wider conceptualization of “Muslim” as embodiment, practice, critique, and transnationalism that can be important interventions in our academic associations.
This discussion will feature panelists Nafeesa Andrabi, Samah Choudhury, Mariam Durrani, and M. Bilal Nasir with moderator Evelyn Alsultany.

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Session Panelists

Nafeesa Andrabi

5th year Sociology PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill and a Biosocial Fellow at Carolina Population Center

Samah Choudhury

Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College

Mariam Durrani

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hamilton College

M. Bilal Nasir

Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at Pomona College

Session Moderator
Evelyn Alsultany

Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College

Event Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Association for Asian Studies