Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Muslims adapt and organize in the time of Covid-19 in response to the demands and challenges of this time as well as in sensitivity to diverse Muslim ideologies and agendas. Dr. Mir will speak to the struggle for women's access to Muslim religious and spiritual spaces, and the interpretive strategies among various Muslim communities and gatekeepers at the intersection of ideology, spirituality, gender, race, and politics.
Shabana Mir is Associate Professor of Anthropology at American Islamic College, Chicago, international public speaker on Islam, gender, and education, and author of the award-winning book Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). Muslim American Women on Campus won the Outstanding Book Award (National Association for Ethnic Studies) and the Critics’ Choice Award (American Educational Studies Association. Dr. Mir has worked in the United States, the U.K., and Pakistan, and has published numerous articles and chapters. She is also a long-standing blogger at http://koonjblog.wordpress.com.