Call for Proposals
This Group invites submissions on all subjects relating to Islam in the contemporary world. We are particularly interested in papers relevant to the following topics:
- Islam in the Mediterranean region, especially as it relates to pilgrimage, material culture, and Eastern Christian–Muslim relations in the Mediterranean (for a possible cosponsored session with the Middle Eastern Christianity Consultation)
- Islamophobia in an interdisciplinary perspective
- The tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001
- The works of Mohammed Arkoun and Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid, particularly as they relate to rethinking the field of Islamic studies
- Islam and violence/peace building
- Islamic finance, focusing on moral economy, social and economic justice, etc.
- Islam in contemporary popular culture — music, film, literature, graphic novels, etc.
- Intersections between Sufism and feminism
- A critical appraisal of liberalism as an analytical category for understanding contemporary Islamic thought on such issues as rationalism, freedom, religious pluralism, and gender equality (for a possible cosponsored session with the Liberal Theologies Consultation)
The mission of this Group is to provide a venue for discussing emerging issues and developments within Muslim societies and Islamic studies, particularly from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.
North Carolina State University
Method of Submission