REL165: Muslim Americans

Our conversation this term will explore historical origins and major events/figures, intellectual currents, cultural practices, selected themes such as representations of Muslims in media, politics and law, and challenges facing Muslim communities in the U.S. Ultimately, the course is a journey through time and space and imagination of wider American public to discover and hopefully ‘locate’ Muslim-Americans on the historical, geographical and imaginal plane of the United States. This course was co-taught with a colleague in the Religious Studies Department.