Katrina Daly Thompson
Fulfills Ethnic Studies, Intermediate, Humanities, 50% Graduate Coursework Requirement
Explore African Muslim communities and Black Muslim communities in the US as an under-examined archive of Islamic authenticity and authority. Involves close readings of ethnographies, fiction, films, and other forms of cultural expression and examination of the practice of Islam and representation of Muslims in Africa and Muslims of African ancestry in the US. Through both primary and secondary sources, explore themes of not just authenticity and authority but also related issues of representation, positionality, difference, otherness, essentialism, and normativity. Ultimately, form a deeper understanding of the diversity and complexity of Islam and Muslims of African ancestry.
Course Designations and Attributes
Intermediate, Humanities, L&S, Ethnic Studies, 50% grad coursework requirement