Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer. NYU Press, 2016. 288 pages. $30. Reviewed by Hale Inanoglu In her performance ethnography Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip…
Hale holds an MA degree in philosophy and an MS degree in conflict analysis and resolution form Bogazici University and George Mason University respectively. She is a PhD candidate in public sociology at George Mason University. Her dissertation focuses on Muslim women in the diaspora. More specifically, her work elucidates the processes and disciplining mechanisms through which women create a particular type of religious selfhood. Through formal and informal interviews, she studies the biographical, ethnic, social, political, economic, and local contexts that shape women’s religious choices in the United States.
She teaches sociology at Marymount University.