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ISITA Conference: Global Islam in Africa: African Muslims and the World, Muslim Worlds in Africa

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Norris University Center, Arch Room, 1999 Campus Drive, 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


GLOBAL ISLAM IN AFRICA: AFRICAN MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD, MUSLIM WORLDS IN AFRICA is a one-and-a-half day conference sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa.

This is the second day of a conference that starts on April 23.

9:00-10:45 Panel 3: Reconfiguring Muslim Politics
Chair: Rachel Riedl, political science, Northwestern University
- Expressions of South African Islamism: Journeying through the Lives of Muslim Women, Gadija Ahjum, University of Cape Town
- Shehu Usman Nuhu Sharubut and the Transformation of the Office of the National Chief Imam of Ghana since the 1960s, Ousman Kobo, Ohio State University
- Biopower and Islamophobia in Angola, Kim Searcy, Loyola University, Chicago
- The Politics of History in Islamic Reformist Preaching in East Africa, Felicitas Becker, Gent University

10:45-11:00 Coffee and tea break

11:00-12:45 Panel 4: Global Currents, Local Contexts
Chair: Robert Launay, anthropology, Northwestern University
-“Who is a Muslim”? Jihadi-Salafism and the Discourse of Takfir in the 21st Century Hausaland and Bornu, Abdulbasit Kassim, Rice University
- Nigerian Debates on India’s Muslim Question: African Resistance to Territorial Nationalism, Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University
- Hausa Popular Poetry and Public Religious Engagement in Northern Nigeria: Sunni Invective Songs as a Response to the Spread of Shia in Kano, Kabiru Haruna Isa, Bayero University Kano
- Afropolitan Islam: Reflections on the Contemporary Tijaniyya in Global Contexts, Zachary Wright, Northwestern University, Qatar

1:00-2:00 Catered lunch at Norris Center

2:00 Conference adjourns

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