New mosques, new neighbors? The domestication of Islam and the politics of proximity, presented by Patricia Ehrkamp.

28 Feb 2019

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Speaker: Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography.

Dr. Ehrkamp's research considers how immigration changes contemporary European and U.S. American cities and polities. She has argued that in order to understand immigrant geographies research needs to consider how immigrants and non-immigrant residents in cities of the United States and of Europe create spaces of everyday life, and how these new spaces of everyday life shape wider debates about citizenship, belonging, inclusion and exclusion. Her recent work on debates about minarets and mosque construction projects in Germany and Switzerland examines how understandings of secularism, religion, and gender shape contemporary liberal democracies in Europe.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Institution(s): 
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center
Contact: 
Veronica Dristas
Location: 
602 Cathedral of Learning
Presenter Type: 
Faculty of Institution