Book Discussions

Book Discussion is Diyanet Institute’s academic book club, fostering exchange on note-worthy publications in the broader field of Islamic studies. During the 2015-2017 period the following publications have been covered. Our Book Discussions will resume in Fall 2017.

November 20, 2015

Mumtaz Ahmad, Zahid Bukhari and Sulayman Nyang (eds), Observing the Observer: The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities (IIIT: 2012),

December 27, 2015

Zachary Lockman, Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge University Press: 2014).

January 31 2016 & March 27 2016

Shahab Ahmad, What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic (Princeton: 2016).

May 1, 2016

Ahmet Selim Tekelioğlu, Negotiations of National and Transnational Belonging Among American Muslims: Community, Identity, and Polity (Ph.D. Thesis, Boston University: 2016).

May 29, 2016

Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri, A History of Islam in America (Cambridge: 2010).

June 25, 2016

Zareena Grewal, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU Press: 2014).

July 31, 2016

Deepa Kumar, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Haymarket Books: 2012).

August 28, 2016

Hisham Aidi, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth (Pantheon: 2014).

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