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Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar Workshop. Muslim Elites: The New Islamic Political and Religious Authority in the West?

Friday, October 17, 2014
12:00 AM
2660F International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University

To RSVP and receive the paper for this workshop, please email Emma Nolan-Thomas. Lunch will be provided.

Joshua M. Roose is a political sociologist and research fellow at the Institute for Religion and Society, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a visiting scholar at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. Roose is the co-leader of the Religion, Law (Shari’ah), and Public Life project within the Institute with Professor Bryan S. Turner. Professor Roose is currently working on projects examining Shari’ah and legal pluralism among Muslim communities in the global cities of Sydney, Australia; New York; and Jakarta, Indonesia. His broader research focus examines Islam in Western contexts, Shari’ah in secular legal systems, citizenship, multiculturalism, political and religious violence, and radicalism. He is also working on a project examining the decline of the automotive and manufacturing industries in Melbourne and Detroit with Turner. Roose currently sits on the Australian Government Panel of Experts for Countering Violent extremism. He is the current executive officer of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and a co-convenor of the "Ethnicity, Migration, and Multiculturalism" thematic group at the Australian Sociological Association. He has been a visiting scholar at the City University of New York (2013) and visiting academic at New York University (2013).

Joshua Roose, Australian Catholic University and Harvard University