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“Being Muslim: Women of Color in North American Islam"

In her lecture, Professor Chan-Malik considers the ways U.S. Muslim women’s identities are expressions of Islam as both Black protest religion and universal faith tradition,  and explore how this history shapes Muslim women’s identity formation and cultural presence in both the U.S. and Canada. Drawing on archival images, cultural texts, popular media, and interviews, she will show how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality, and social activism, and how women of color were central to their formation. By accounting for Islam’s rich histories of mobilization and community in the U.S, she highlights the forms of resistance that Muslim women have historically engaged in, and how this has come to inform transnational networks of activism and advocacy around issues of Islam, race, and gender. From the stories  she gathers, Professor Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, Indigeneous, and multiracial Muslim women in the U.S. and Canada, and how North American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of racial and gender politics, nationalism, and the logics of empire-building over past century. In borrowing from the lineages of Black and women-of-color feminism, Chan-Malik offers a new vocabulary for Muslim feminism in North America, one that is as conscious of race, gender, sexuality, and nation, as it is region and religion.

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Workshop on Sufi Whirling

The Workshop on Sufi Whirling has been rescheduled!

Monday, March 18th - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
In the Sutherland Room - JDUC 240

This workshop on Sufi whirling led by Farzad Attarjafari will include music accompaniment by Dr. Amir Koushkani. Koushkhani is an ethnomusicologist, composer, performer and instructor of traditional Persian stringed instruments Tar and Setar, while Attarjafari is a trained whirling dervish in the tradition of Sufism (or Islamic mysticism) and the head of Rumi Canada. They will share some Persian music and the ritual tradition of whirling, through instruction.

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2019-2020 OGS Applications Due February 1st

2019-2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Competition

The website for applicants to Queen's 2019-2020 OGS Competition is now updated with details and procedures, including a link to the online application.

Students must apply for OGS at each Ontario University where they wish to be considered.  The universities all have different processes and different deadlines. Awards are not transferable between universities.

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