Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event
This talk will look at Muslim approaches to lived Islam in the digital space during the “long slog” of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It will also examine the proliferation of community-building initiatives and focuses on several United States-based case studies that highlight various approaches to sustaining faith and community in the midst of extended disruptions to personal, professional, social, and religious lives. It will ask about the kinds of practices that might be productively taken forward and continued after the pandemic, and how they might help build and sustain communities across a continuum of online and offline activities, in ways that are attentive to issues of equity, access, and inclusion.
Andrea L Stanton is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Korbel School of International Studies’ Middle East Program. Her research focuses on Islamic studies from a digital religion perspective, and 20th-century Middle East history through a media history lens. She has received grants from the American Academy of Religion, the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the US Institute of Peace.