The Maydan is an online publication of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. The Maydan team is composed of the Center's faculty members and graduate students both within and outside GMU.
In this video introduction to the series, Sapelo/Maydan series on Critical Race Theory, Sapelo and Maydan editors Kamila Pickett, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu discuss the background to the series and what they hope it will achieve. Click here to read the essays in the series by Kayla Renée Wheeler, Stephen Jamal Leeper and Youssef Carter.
Sapelo Square and Maydan have collaborated to publish “The Great Debate: Critical Race Theory and Muslims,” a series of essays that examine Critical Race Theory through the lens of Black Muslims and Black Muslim communities in the United States. We envisioned this series as both a response to heated public debates about the merits of Critical Race Theory and as an examination of the discourse around race, racism and social politics in Muslim spaces, or the lack thereof. Thank you to Dr. Youssef Carter, Stephen Jamal Leeper and Dr. Kayla Wheeler for taking this journey with us.
Kamilah A. Pickett (Sapelo Square)
Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu (Maydan)
In this video introduction to the series, Sapelo and Maydan editors Kamila Pickett, Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu discuss the background to the series and what they hope it will achieve.