The 2022 Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Sixth Annual Book Review Colloquium

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
Zoom Virtual Event


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PROGRAM | (*all times are EST)

Religion and Politics (9:00-10:30) | Discussant: Dr. Yasemin Ipek

Yusuf Sezgin (UNC-Chapel Hill)  Islam and Anarchism: Relationships and Resonances by Mohamed Abdou (Pluto Press, 2022) 

Selman Kucuksucu (Istanbul University) Celal Nuri: Young Turk Modernizer and Muslim Nationalist by York Norman (IB Tauris, 2021) 

Saleha Anwar ( San Diego State University) Ummah: A New Paradigm for a Global World by Katrin Jomaa (SUNY Press, 2021)  

Ramazan Oduncu (Indiana University) Jihad: What Everyone Needs to Know by Asma Afsaruddin (Oxford Univ Press, 2022) 

Aesthetics, Gender and Literature (11:00-12:30) | Discussant: Dr. Nathaniel Greenberg & Dr. Mohammad R. Salam 

Alina Jabbari ( American University of Iraq, Sulaimani)  Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran by Niloofer Haeri (Stanford University Press, 2020) 

Fatima Razvi, (Islamic Seminary of America) Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam by Ziba Mir Hosseini (Oneworld, 2021)

Mat Mokarzel (UHCL) Music and Musicians in the Medieval Islamicate World: A Social History by Lisa Nielson (Bloomsbury, 2021) 

Hamza Hasmi (Zaytuna College) Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature by Lara Harb (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2020) 

Religious and Ethnic Identities Across Time and Space (1:30-3:30) | Discussant : Dr. Cengiz Sisman

Abdullah Gokbel (University of Tubingen) The Bloomsbury Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations, 600-1500by David Thomas (Bloomsbury, 2022) 

Farah Adeed (San Diego. State University)  Making a Muslim: Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth-Century North India by S. Akbar Zaidi (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2021)

Mandy Allen (UHCL) The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750–850 by  Philip Wood (Princeton University Press, 2021).

Saban Agalar (University of Maryland) Empire of Salons: Conquest and Community in Early Modern Ottoman Lands by Helen Pfeifer (Princeton Univ. Press, 2022) 

Kaia Flowers (UHCL)  Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine: Two Worlds Collide by Alan Dowty (Indiana Univ Press, 2019) 


When: December 8, 2022 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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