CMES Colloquium: “Islam is a Foreign Country” after the “Muslim Ban”

Event time: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
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Event description: 

Hosted by Travis Zadeh
Zareena A. Grewal is an Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. Her first book, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU 2013), is a historical ethnography of transnational Muslim intellectual networks that link US mosques to Islamic movements in post-colonial Middle East through debates about the reform of Islam, based on fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan and Syria. She is currently working on a social life of the Quran as a racialized text-object at the center of the culture wars in the US.

Speaker/Performer: 
Zareena Grewal, Yale University

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