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First MUSA conference at SOAS to be held next week

24 October 2013

The first Muslim South Asia Research Forum (MUSA) conference will be held on Monday 28 October in the Brunei Gallery.

The ‘Muslim South Asia Graduate Research Conference’ brings together young scholars from the UK, Europe, USA, Pakistan and India who will be presenting papers in a series of panels moderated by SOAS academics.

The conference will conclude with a plenary session and a key-note address by Professor Francis Robinson from Oxford University, followed by an evening reception.

The MUSA Research Forum was launched in May 2013 to promote exchange and collaboration among young scholars researching Muslim societies in South Asia and their diasporic communities.

MUSA is a cross-disciplinary initiative housed under the umbrella of the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) that aims to provide a platform for networking and showcasing innovative thinking on the broad theme of Muslim South Asia.

MUSA committee pic

MUSA's Founding Committee members. L-R: Francesca Fuoli, Johann Chacko and Najia Mukhtar.

Its founding committee members are Francesca Fuoli (PhD-History), Najia Mukhtar (PhD-Politics) and Johann Chacko (PhD-Politics). MUSA's activities are supported by a range of sponsors including CSAS, CSP (Center for the Study of Pakistan), CEMS (Center for Ethnic Minority Studies), SOAS Doctoral School, and the three SOAS Faculties.

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To find out more about MUSA please visit the website