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Sylvia Chan-Malik, ‘Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam’

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sylvia Chan-Malik of Rutgers University will be speaking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center on her soon to be published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam. This work explores twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood by centering the lived experiences of women of color, mapping how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality and social activism, and how women of color were central to their formation. Chan-Malik’s lecture will focus on the diversity and similarities of black, Arab, South Asian, Latina and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century. Please email Samah Choudhury with any questions.

This event is sponsored by the Islamicate Graduate Students Association, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Carolina Women’s Center, UNC-Chapel Hill Sociology, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, UNC-Chapel Hill Cultural Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Religious Studies and the Carolina Seminar on Transnational and Global Modern History.


April 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States