2017 Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle East Studies- Program and Schedule

2017 Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle East Studies

October 12, 2017

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University is pleased to announce the program of the 2017 Book Review Colloquium on

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. The Colloquium, held in cooperation with the Fall for the Book festival, features book reviews of recent noteworthy publications in the broader field of Islamic Studies by graduate students across a diverse set of institutions. The program is organized around three themes this year and seeks to foster a dedicated effort toward establishing a lasting conversation between academic and lay readership. Select reviews will be published on Maydan (www.themaydan.com), the online publication of the Center.

Please join us at GMU’s Fairfax Campus, at the Johnson Center.

10:00am-12:00pm Panel 1: Islam in North America
Chair: Heba El-Shazli  |  Discussant: Peter Mandaville

Hale Inanoglu (George Mason Univ.)
Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States
by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Muhammad Gada (Aligarh Muslim Univ., India)
Islamophobia and Racism in the United States
by Erik Love

Sumeyra Aydemir (UC-San Diego)

Muslims and the Making of America
by Amir Hussain

Rasmieyh Abdelnabi (George Mason Univ.)
Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity

by Shabana Mir

1:00pm-3:00pm Panel 2: Islamic Law
Chair: Huseyin Yilmaz  |  Discussant: Himmet Taskomur

Johannes Makar (Harvard Univ.)
The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority, and the Making of the Modern State
by Iza R. Hussin

Wasim Shiliwala (Princeton Univ.)
Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari’ah in the Modern Age
by Khaled Abou El Fadl

David Owen (Harvard Univ.)
The Zahiri Madhhab (3rd/9th-10th/16th Century): A Textualist Theory of Islamic Law
by Amr Osman

Sebastian Bernburg (George Washington Univ.)
Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism Across the Arabian Sea 

by Johan Matthew
A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 

by Fahad Ahmed Bishara

3:30pm-5:30pm Panel 3: Islam, Globalization and Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Cemil Aydin  |  Discussant: Sumaiya Hamdani

Micah Hughes (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey
by Jeremy Walton

Nagham El Karhili (Georgia State Univ.)
For Humanity or For the Umma?: Aid and Islam in Transnational NGOs
by Marie Juul Petersen

Mohammed El-Sayed Bushra (Georgetown Univ.)
Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order
by Salman Sayyid

Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande (Princeton Univ.)
What is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic
by Shahab Ahmed