Professor Zahra Jamal to present on “Being and Becoming Muslim in Trump’s America”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, May 6, 2017

Workshop on Citizenship, Islam, and Identity

image.img.2000.highSponsored by the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (SFU) and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University, UK)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 10:45-17:30
Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room (7th floor)
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Zahra Jamal, “Being and Becoming Muslim in Trump’s America.” Dr. Jamal is Associate Director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University. Her research interests include citizenship, civic engagement, gender, and human rights in Muslim communities. She is in the process of completing a book on “Work No Words”: Voluntarism and Piety among South Asian Ismaili Muslims. She has consulted for an array of international organizations.

Zahra Jamal – Associate Director

Zahra JamalZahra Jamal has taught at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Michigan State University (MSU), and Palmer Trinity, a college preparatory school. She founded and directed the Civil Islam Initiative at University of Chicago and the Central Asia and International Development Initiative at MSU. She has consulted for the UN, State Department, Aga Khan Development Network, Swiss Development Cooperation, and Aspen Institute. Dr. Jamal received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard, and double B.A. in Slavic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Rice. She joined the Institute in July 2015.

Source: Simon Fraser University: Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures and The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance


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