Diversity in Muslim Identity
Thursday, February 21, 2013
McCullough Social Space
This event is organized by the Islamic Society of Middlebury College (ISMC). The aim of this event is to promote an authentic depiction of the varied faces of Islam and to show the diversity and the pluralistic nature of the world's second-largest religion. “Diversity in Muslim Identity” encompasses facets such as culture, music, architecture, science, history, environment, poetry and more. The presenters and panel members will consist of ISMC members and professors. The hope is that this event will be informative and will introduce the true characteristics of Islam to the broader Middlebury community.
This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and off-campus community members.
Erik Bleich’s (Political Science) guest edited special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies titled, “Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West,” was published in March 2009. In addition to his introduction, the issue also includes his article, “State Responses to ‘Muslim’ Violence: A Comparison of Six West European Countries” (JEMS, 35:3, 361-79). This special issue is the culmination of an April 2007 workshop of the same title held at Middlebury College, which brought together 20 scholars and policymakers from the United States and Europe thanks to funding from over a dozen campus sources, including departments, centers, commons, and student groups. Erik would like to thank everyone who supported this workshop and encourages anyone interested to access the table of contents and abstracts.