This workshop seeks to address the ideas, meanings, and practices of the sacred within racially marginalized communities. In addition, this workshop also seeks to examine the way the social construction of race impacts how we think about religion. Moreover, this workshop acknowledges both an intellectual conviction to the exploration of religion among racialized peoples and a commitment to engaging with and clarifying the impact of religion in racialized communities. We convene this workshop to provide a forum for graduate students and faculty at the University of Chicago and area institutions to explore the dynamics and problems of race and religion. The workshop is cosponsored by Professors Dwight Hopkins and Curtis Evans and is coordinated by Julius Crump of the Divinity School.
This workshop will meet on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays at 4:30pm in Room 106 in Swift Hall of the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Here is a map to Swift Hall.
“Fire in The Master’s House: Islam and Muslims in the Black Radical Imagination”
Sohail Daulatzai, PhD.
University of California-Irvine
Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies
April 10 (Friday – 9:30am)
“Iranian Ethnic Identity and Shi’ite Islam Post-Arab Conquest of Iran”
PhD. Candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Univeristy of Chicago
“Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in America”
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology/African American Studies
“Immanuel Kant and Islam: Within the Boundaries of Reason Alone?”
University of Chicago Divinity School
“Rehumanizing the Inmate Other: A Call from Inside the Iron Cage.”
Cynthia Nielsen, PhD.
Catherine of Siena Fellow
Download paper here.
May 15 (Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:30pm)
“Transitioned and Transitioning to Islam”
Aminah McCloud, PhD.
Director, Islamic World Studies Program
Professor, Islamic Studies in Religious Studies Dept.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Islamic Law & Culture
“Blackamerican Salafism and the Islamic Awakening: Signposts in Global Media”
Thomas E.R. Maguire, Ph.D.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of Chicago
Debra Majeed, PhD.
Professor and Chair in the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department