Northwestern University

Nov
26
Mon 9:30 AM

Educating Muslim Youth in Asia and Africa: An ISITA Perspectives Symposium

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Program of African Studies Conference Room, 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

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Description:

Join the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) for a dialogue between the authors of two new books that address gender, childhood, and Islamic education in South Asia and Northern Nigeria.  Both authors will be present.

Hannah Hoechner (Lecturer, Education and International Development, University of East Anglia), author of Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria: Everyday Experiences of Youth, Faith, and Poverty (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Hoechner's research brings awareness to the dynamics of Islamic schooling and its diverse practices in the context of social change. Her work includes looking into the relationships between Muslim immigrants in the Western world and their homeland. 

Shenila Khoja-Moolji, (Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College), author of Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia (University of California Press, 2018). Khoja-Moolji's research covers a wide range of interests, ranging from Muslim masculinities and feminities, to Muslim immigrant youth, to the discourses surrounding women's education rights. 

 

The schedule for the event will be as follows:

9:30 – 10:00 am: Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15 am: Welcome and Introductions by Zekeria Ahmed Salem (ISITA Director)

10:15 - 11:30 am: Panel 1: Shenila Khoja-Mooljis’ Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in South Asia
Discussants: Ashish Koul (History, Northwestern), Brannon Ingram (Religious Studies, Northwestern)
      
11:30 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch and screening of film, Duniya Juyi Juyi (How Life Goes)


1:15 – 2:30 pm: Panel 2: Hannah Hoechner’s Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria: Everyday Experiences of Youth, Faith, and Poverty
Discussants: Nermeen Mouftah (Religion, Butler University), Robert Launay (Anthropology, Northwestern)
    
2:30 – 3:00 pm: Closing discussion: Two books in dialogue

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