Northwestern University

Wed 4:00 PM

ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series. Sharia Politics in Contemporary Nigeria - Sarah Eltantawi and Brandon Kendhammer

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Room 106, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Shereikis   847.491.2598

Group: Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Category: Academic


Join us for a dialog between the authors of two important recent studies of Islamic law and politics in northern Nigeria. Sarah Eltantawi (assistant professor of religion, Evergreen State College) discusses her recent work Shariʻah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution (University of California Press, 2017) and Brandon Kendhammer (associate professor of political science, Ohio University) addresses his book Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Democracy and Law in Northern Nigeria (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Discussant: Brannon Ingram, assistant professor of religious studies, Northwestern University

The ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series brings leading scholars of Islam in Africa to Northwestern for discussion of their recent books.  Each symosia features two authors and a discussant.

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