January 2012

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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 and colonial/postcolonial studies — for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group
  • Islam in Chica
  • Islam in the visual and performing arts
  • Islam and economy — moral and/or fiscal
  • Islam in practice — pilgrimage, tourism, education, devotion, etc.
  • Ethnography and anthropology of Islam
  • Islam and media, social media, and/or virtual networks
  • Muslim youth cultures
  • Islam and material culture
  • Institutionalizing Islamic studies at universities and research centers
  • Negotiating religious diversity and pluralism

Audience-engaging panel formats are encouraged.


The mission of this Group is to provide a venue for discussing emerging problems and developments within Muslim societies and Islamic studies during the past two centuries, particularly in the late twentieth and early twenty-first.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.


Danielle Abraham
Harvard University
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Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Reed College
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Method of Submission


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