ISP Lecture. The Eager Fundamentalist: Muslim Mimicry in the Caribbean
Aliyah R. Khan is assistant professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Department of English Language and Literature. Her interdisciplinary research and writing focus on indigeneity, sexuality, and Islam in the postcolonial Caribbean and its diasporas. Professor Khan's current book project is a study of Islam in the Caribbean imaginary that comparatively considers Indo- and Afro-Muslim literary figuration and creolization discourses in Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Suriname. Her dissertation, "Calling the Magician: The Metamorphic Indo-Caribbean," was awarded the 2011-2012 UC President's Dissertation Fellowship. Professor Khan's teaching interests include Caribbean and Muslim postcolonial literatures, critical theory, the posthumanities and animal theory, gender and sexuality, graphic novels, and creative writing (fiction). She has also taught courses on Black Britain in the U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study's program in London, United Kingdom; co-organized the recent "Black Feminist Think Tank" and "How Sweet It Is: Conjuring the Caribbean" University of Michigan conferences; and been featured on Chicago's Radio Islam as a commentator on contemporary Muslim and Islamic literatures.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Africa, India, International, Latin America, Muslim|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute, Center for South Asian Studies, Department of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)|
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