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Edward Curtis: “Islam in the Other African Diaspora: Black Muslims in Asia”
September 30, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
How do African descended Muslims practice Islam in South Asia and the Middle East? Nearly all studies of Black Muslims focus on the United States and many Americans still associate the term “Black Muslim” with the Nation of Islam.
Presented by Edward Curtis, the Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and professor of religious studies at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, this talk will challenge that myopic view, reflecting on the meaning not only of Islam but also race and black identity though a West and South Asian lens. For more information, please email Katie Merriman.
This lecture is sponsored by the Student Congress at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Islamicate Graduate Student Association, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Department of Religious Studies McLester Lecture Series.