Race and Islam: Doctrine and the Vernacular

Islam, like all religious identities, is both a way of knowing and a mode of practice.  Racial identity is also a way of knowing and a mode of practice. In other words, like all identities,…

Conferences/Calls for Papers Roundup

Check out our new resource, advertising events in Islamic Studies. Each page focuses on specific types of events, including museum exhibits, conferences, and lectures, packaged as a convenient, one-stop shop for all related events. This…

The Problem of “Political Sufism”

In my 2013 MA thesis entitled “Making Lite of Islam: Representations of Sufism in American Religion and the Public Sphere”, I devoted a chapter to the proceedings of the “Understanding Sufism and its Potential Role in US…