The Ohio State University Center for the Study of Religion presents
"How to Teach About Islam in the Age of Islamophobia"
Edward E. Curtis IV
Edward Curtis is Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in Indianapolis. He is the author or editor of eleven books on Islam and Muslims in the United States and the African Diaspora, including, most recently, Muslim American Politics and the Future of U.S. Democracy.
Abstract: Offering personal narrative and pedagogical analysis, Edward Curtis examines how teaching on Islam and Muslims changed for him and other Islamic studies scholars after 9/11. Arguing that a lot of post-9/11 teaching falls along either liberal or radical political lines, Curtis also shows how community-engaged research, K-14 teacher training, and public intellectual work have become essential in the struggle against anti-Muslim prejudice, discrimination, and violence.
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