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2018 Institute on Islam: "Muslim Intersectionalities"

In August 2018, he Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, and the Office of Religious Life at Stanford invited middle- and high-school instructors (teaching grades 6-12) and community college educators to participate in the Stanford Institute on Islam, a 3-day workshop that explores how the study of this global religion can be incorporated into the teaching of History, Social Studies, Current Affairs, the Arts, and related subjects.  The Institute explored the theme of Muslim Intersectionalities, examining questions of race, gender and identity in Islam in a variety of global contexts.  

August 6 | Key Concepts in the Study of Islam

An introduction to the elementary beliefs, concepts, practices for a complex understanding of Islam in its historical and cultural diversity.

Speaker: Sughra Ahmed, Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University

August 7 | Islam and Race in America

A historical examination of intersections between race, religion, and political life among Muslims of African descent in the contemporary Americas and the larger Atlantic world.

Speaker: Alaina Morgan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Religious Studies and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University

August 8 | Islam and Gender

A critical investigation of gender in Islam through a look at Muslim women’s experience and influence in religious life.

Speaker: Aziza Shanazarova, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Visiting Student Researcher, Stanford University


Resources & links:

Slave Voyages Project

"A Prince Among Slaves" Movie

Ring Shout/Shaut video (YouTube)

Bengali Harlem Website

DeYoung Museum Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibit