SECOND ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT BOOK REVIEW COLLOQUIUM ON ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, OCTOBER 11, 2018

SECOND ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT BOOK REVIEW COLLOQUIUM ON ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Johnson Center, Meeting Room E | 10:00 am- 5:30 pm
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY FAIRFAX CAMPUS

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Maydan (www.themaydan.com), the Center’s digital scholarship platform, presents the second annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to be held on October 11, 2018, in collaboration with the Fall for the Book festival. In 2018, the theme for the colloquium will be “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.”
The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in social sciences and humanities to present book reviews of recent noteworthy publications in the broader field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies in line with the 2018 theme, “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.” The Colloquium will enable graduate students to engage with leading academics in their respective fields. It will also bring a critical and informed discussion of recent notable books to the attention of broader audiences attending the Fall for the Book festival at George Mason University.

Panel 1: Religion, Education and War on Terror
Discussant/Chair: Heba el-Shazli, George Mason University
10:00-11:45

Book Under Review:
Ann Marie Wainscott, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

MOHAMMED EL-SAYED BUSHRA, Georgetown University

AMIN EL-YOUSFI, Cambridge University

NAGHAM EL-KARHILI, Georgia State University

 

Panel 2: Islamophobia and the Muslim Quotidian in America –
Discussant:/ Chair: Sylvia Chan Malik, Rutgers University
1:00-3:00

Book Under Review:
Erik Love, Islamophobia and Racism in America (New York: NYU Press, 2017).

MICHELLE DROMGOLD-SERMEN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

HINASAHAR MUNEERUDDIN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Book Under Review:
John O’Brien, Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).

SAYED HAMID AKBARY, University of Calgary

SAULA FAWZI, McGill University

HALE INANOGLU, George Mason University

 

Panel 3: Institutions, Islam, Politics in Multiple Contexts
Discussant/Chair: Sumaiya Hamdani, George Mason University
3:30-5:30

Book Under Review:
Ozlem Madi-Sisman, Muslims, Money and Democracy in Turkey: Reluctant Capitalists (New York: Palgrave, 2017).

MICHAEL DIRKSEN, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Book Under Review:
Eren Tasar, Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

SUMEYYE MINE ILTEKIN, University of Delaware

NURLAN KABDYLKHAK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Book Under Review:
Stéphane A. Dudoignon, The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

CANDACE MIXON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Book Under Review:
Rafaela M. Dancygier, Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).

BRIAN VAN WYCK, Michigan State University