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Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

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*Note -- this event runs from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*

SECOND ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT BOOK REVIEW COLLOQUIUM ON ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
ORGANIZED BY THE ALI VURAL AK CENTER FOR GLOBAL ISLAMIC STUDIES AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Maydan (www.themaydan.com), the Center’s digital scholarship platform, presents the second annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to be held on October 11, 2018, in collaboration with the Fall for the Book festival. In 2018, the theme for the colloquium will be “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.” 

The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in social sciences and humanities to present book reviews of recent noteworthy publications in the broader field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies in line with the 2018 theme, “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.” The Colloquium will enable graduate students to engage with leading academics in their respective fields. It will also bring a critical and informed discussion of recent notable books to the attention of broader audiences attending the Fall for the Book festival at George Mason University.

Panel 1:  Religion, Education and War on Terror 
10-11:45
 
Book Under Review: Ann Marie Wainscott, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
 
MUHAMMAD AL-SAYED  BUSHRA, Georgetown University
DAVID DUKE, Portland State University
AMINE EL-YOUSFI, Cambridge University
NAGHAM EL-KARHILI, Georgia State University

Panel 2: Islamophobia and the Muslim Quotidian in America
1:00-3:00
Book Under Review: Erik Love, Islamophobia and Racism in America (New York: NYU Press, 2017).
 
MICHELLE DROMGOLD-SERMEN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
HINASAHAR MUNEERUDDIN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: John O’Brien, Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).
SAYED HAMID AKBARY, University of Calgary
SAULA FAWZI, McGill University
HALE INANOGLU, George Mason University

Panel 3: Institutions, Islam, Politics in Multiple Contexts
3:30-5:30
Book Under Review: Ozlem Madi-Sisman, Muslims, Money and Democracy in Turkey: Reluctant Capitalists (New York: Palgrave, 2017).
MICHAEL DIRKSEN, University of Illinois at Chicago
Book Under Review: Eren Tasar, Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
SUMEYYE MINE ILTEKIN, University of Delaware
NURLAN KABDYLKHAK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: Stéphane A. Dudoignon, The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
CANDACE MIXON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: Rafaela M. Dancygier, Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).
BRIAN VAN WYCK, Michigan State University


Thursday October 11, 2018 TBA
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room E 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030