The Institute of Islamic Studies hosts advanced research projects that address critical gaps in our understanding of Islam and Muslims.
Each project offers a unique view of Islam and the embodied Muslim as a way of examining the social, political, academic, and cultural worlds we inhabit.
Muslims in Canada Archives (MiCA)
MiCA is an archive collection, uniquely designed to document and share the experiences of Muslims in Canada.Learn more ⟶
Muslims in Canada Data Initiative (MiCDI)
MiCDI develops large-scale data sets and produces data-informed studies to improve the visibility of Muslims across Canada.Learn more ⟶
Reading Muslims is a sustained interdisciplinary research endeavour bringing together local and international scholars on the place of textuality in Islamic studies.Learn more ⟶
Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC)
The IAMCC is a Toronto-based research collaboration between the IIS, the Aga Khan Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum. IAMCC curates public events and fosters interdisciplinary research on Islamic art and material culture.Learn more ⟶
Under Layered Suspicion
Under Layered Suspicion identifies whole-of-government policies and patterns of audit practices that together demonstrate potential biases in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits of Muslim-led charities.Learn more ⟶
Systemic Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL)
SIRL is devoted to producing high-quality research on systemic Islamophobia enabled by the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government.Learn more ⟶
Canadian Association for the Study of Islam and Muslims (CASIM)
CASIM is a new nationally-based academic association that aims to foster scholarship on Islam and Muslims.Learn more ⟶