Director of the Arab Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Sociology Randa Serhan is the first featured speaker in a mini-series about the Muslim experience in the United States. The series begins Thursday night at 5:30 in the library. In this program Professor Serhan will discuss her own ethnographic study of second-generation Palestinians, particularly women, in the United States and relate her research to a book, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence From the Middle East to North Africa, selected by a special NEH/ALA grant program. More information about this program appears below.
Take Muslim Journeys: Co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Program and the University Library
Professors affiliated with the Arab Studies Program (CAS) explore recent works about Islam through the lens of their scholarship. Moderated by Professor Randa Serhan, Director of the Arab Studies Program and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology. Attendees do not need to be familiar with the works in the series, but all Muslim Journeys works will be available at the library.
- Professor Randa Serhan—March 28 Book: A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence From the Middle East to North Africa
- Professor Pedram Partovi—April 4 Film: Prince Among Slaves
- Professor Oliver Martyn—April 11 Book: Acts of Faith
Delicious Lebanese food from Shemali's will be served. RSVP is not required.
Location: Training and Events Room, First Floor, American University Library
For more information about the Muslim Journeys program grant from NEH and ALA, please visit bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys