Northwestern University

Wed 12:00 PM

PAS L+L: Wendell Hassan Marsh - Shaykh Musa Kamara and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity

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When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

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

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

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

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

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Join the Program of African Studies as we provide lunch and a lecture.

Wendell Hassan Marsh, Buffett Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Title: Shaykh Musa Kamara and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity


Wendell Hassan Marsh conducts research and teaches on the encounter of Islam and the African world as mediated in Arabic and vernacular texts. Overall, his work seeks to decentralize the study of Islam from the classical Arab heartlands by locating debates over religious authority in French West Africa within an equivocal tradition of argument and dissent specific to the region. He has been awarded Fulbright, Ford, and Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships for his work. Marsh is an assistant professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.

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