News: Reading Muslims

New podcasts with Baljit Nagra & Anver Emon discussing their latest books

New podcasts with Baljit Nagra & Anver Emon discussing their latest books

November 22, 2022

We recently published two new podcasts on the Reading Muslims project website. Both podcasts are hosted by Reading Muslims co-principal investigator, Youcef Soufi. In the first one, Baljit Nagra, Associate Professor at OttawaU’s Department of Criminology, discusses her book Securitized Citizens: Canadian Muslims Experiences of Race Relations and Identity Formation Post 9/11. Dr. Nagra discusses […]

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Call for Applications: Senior Fellow(s) & Editor

Call for Applications: Senior Fellow(s) & Editor

August 23, 2021

***Please note that only students enrolled at UofT are eligible to apply for the positions listed below. Please see the specific eligibility requirements for each position.***  A PDF version of this Call for Applications can be found here.  Islamic Art and Material Cultures Collaborative (IAMCC)Senior Fellow The Institute of Islamic Studies issues a call for applications for […]

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Reading Muslims: Reflections on #OurLondonFamily

Reading Muslims: Reflections on #OurLondonFamily

July 13, 2021

The IIS is deeply grateful to everyone who held space to process and grieve, in the wake of the tragic murders in London, ON last month. During that time, the Reading Muslims network compiled and posted a series of reflections in solidarity with #OurLondonFamily. The compilation is now made available as a publication below. We […]

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Reading Muslims: Launch webinar on Jan 21

Reading Muslims: Launch webinar on Jan 21

January 4, 2021

We’re very excited to share some updates from the Reading Muslims project, as we develop the project throughout the year ahead. About Reading Muslims Reading Muslims is an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of texts and textuality within Islamic studies. The project re-examines the methodological assumptions surrounding the history and use of texts across a […]

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Reading Muslims podcast with Juliette Galonnier: “France’s Fears over ‘Islamic Separatism’ and Academic Freedom”

Reading Muslims podcast with Juliette Galonnier: “France’s Fears over ‘Islamic Separatism’ and Academic Freedom”

November 17, 2020

On Oct 16th, a French schoolteacher in the suburbs of Paris named Samuel Paty was murdered by a Muslim man for showing his classroom caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The aftermath has placed Islam and Muslims under scrutiny with the government claiming that “Islamist separatism” is challenging the Republic’s values and unity. In this podcast, […]

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Press Release:  Connaught Global Challenge Grant for Reading Muslims

Press Release: Connaught Global Challenge Grant for Reading Muslims

August 5, 2020

The Institute of Islamic Studies will launch in Fall 2020 a new research collected entitled Reading Muslims. Supported with a recently awarded grant from UofT’s Connaught Global Challenge Fund, Reading Muslims will be lead by Co-PIs Anver M. Emon and IIS Post-Doctoral Fellow Youcef Soufi. Over the next two years, Reading Muslims will host a […]

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