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Slavery, Colonialism, and Race in the Muslim World

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

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

Contact: Zachary Wright  

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

Sponsor: Northwestern University in Qatar Working Group on Race

Co-Sponsor: Program of African Studies
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Religious, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


The Northwestern University in Qatar Faculty Working Group on Race Invites you to this event in the year-long series Decentering Race: Perspectives from the Global South.


Rudolph Bilal Ware
Associate Professor History
University of California at Santa Barbara

Mafaz Al-Suwaidan
PhD Candidate, African Religions
Committee on the Study of Religion
Harvard University

Zachary Valentine Wright
Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
Northwestern University in Qatar

Join the webinar at this link:

Tuesday, November 17
10-11:30 AM CST (Chicago)
7-8:30 PM  Doha Time

Join us for a discussion of the history and contemporary resonance of race in the Muslim world. Panelists will address how processes of enslavement, colonialism, and contemporary prejudice in Muslim societies have racialized “non-white” Arabs and other Muslims, and perhaps even interiorized imported notions of white supremacy.

Co-sponsored by: The Middle East Studies Committee (NU-Qatar); Program of African Studies (NU); The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (NU-E); Middle East and North African Studies Program (NU).

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