Assocation for Asian Studies: Critical Muslim Studies (Part 2)


This AAS Digital Dialogue is second in an ongoing series of discussions about topics in Critical Muslim Studies.

his is the second of several 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. Panelists include Thomas Simsarian Dolan, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at George Washington University Atiya Husain,Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Richmond Inaash Islam, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.and moderator Amira Jarmakani. Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at San Diego State University

Philip Joseph Deloria, Indians in Unexpected Places.

Thomas Simsarian Dolan, Aliya Hassen: Transnational Networks, Ecumenism and American Islam.

Abdo A. Elkholy, “Religion and Assimilation in Two Muslim Communities in America” (PhD diss., ProQuest via University Microfilms, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960)

Zareena Grewal, Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority.