SOAS University of London

Framing Muslims - Reframing the Study of Muslim Diasporas in Britain

The speakers are listed in the programme below

Date: 15 September 2012Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 15 September 2012Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Workshop

How has the study of Muslims in Britain been transformed in the last decade? Global-local events, new government policies, changing community dynamics as well as associated research council programmes have all shaped mushrooming interest in this field, with many arts, humanities and social science disciplines now contributing to a massively expanded and more complex literature than was the case in the 1980s or 1990s. After a morning session of general research interchange on any aspect of current Muslims in Britain research, the afternoon will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the emergence and insights of cultural, literary and media studies research, which have been crucial to postcolonial and diaspora studies more generally. There will also be an opportunity to compare and contrast this contribution to that of more empirically focused contributions to the study of Muslims in Britain in Anthropology, Sociology and Religious Studies, as well as input from a speaker from British Muslim civil society. 

This event is a collaboration between the MBRN, the Framing Muslims project and SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies. It is aimed at all researchers interested in Muslims in Britain and especially postgraduate students.  

10.30Tea and coffee
11.00All participants update the meeting for a couple of minutes on any aspect of current Muslims in Britain research
13.00Lunch (there will also be an opportunity for prayers & facilities are available at SOAS)
14.00Seán McLoughlin, Dominant Frames in Studying Muslims in Britain since the 1960s: Anthropology, Sociology & Religious Studies
14.20Peter Morey & Amina Yaqin, Reframing the Study of Muslim Diasporas: Literary, Cultural & Media Studies in the 2000s
15.00Shenaz Bunglawala, Head of Research, iEngage
15.10Open discussion

Organiser: Framing Muslims, The Muslims in Britain Research Network, Centre for Migration & Diaspora Studies

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