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The Conference on Islam in America

Added by admin on 2011-04-30

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2011-09-23
Last Date Last Day: 2011-09-24
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2011-05-20

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Aminah McCloud
Email Email:
Address Address: DePaul Center, Chicago, IL, United States

Conference Description:

This annual academic conference will serve the needs of scholars and activists researching, writing and speaking on Islam in America.

This inaugural conference in 2011 whose theme for the year is “representation”. We are particularly concerned that since September 11th many of the voices that draw the attention of scholarly and popular media have little concern for representing Islam in America in its long history, internal diversity and contributions to American society.

Some questions guiding our conversations are:

What major themes have characterized news and media representations of Islam and Muslims?

Who is authorized to speak about Islam and Muslims, and by whom are they authorized?

What is the place of Islam in the American religious landscape?

What is the intent of funding particular people and places?

The Conference on Islam in America
DePaul University
Islamic World Studies Program
2327 N. Racine Avenue
Chicago, Il 60514
773 325-4905
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