A new course, Ethnographies of Iran, was recently cross-listed with Islamic Studies with a new meeting time. This seminar covers a number of important topics such as revolution, gender, art, literature, and religion. We will read ethnographies, novels, and watch a few feature films and documentaries. Find out more about the course on SIS.
The Johns Hopkins University Program in Islamic Studies invites you to a virtual conversation on Islamophobia in the United States two decades after September 11, 2001. We focus on a new book by scholar and organizer, Dr. Maha Hilal, who tells the powerful story of two decades of the War on Terror, and how the […]
Islamic Studies Chair Niloofar Haeri has been chosen the winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Fatema Mernissi Book Award, which honors the best work in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience. The announcement was made at the 2021 MESA Awards Virtual Ceremony held December 1, 2021. The award is also announced on […]
The Afghanistan virtual teach-in panel held by the Program in Islamic Studies on October 28 is now available for viewing. The panel hosted presentations from Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi of James Mason University, Professor Wazhmah Osman from Temple University, politician and author Nargis Nehan, and activist and journalist Basir Bita.
Islamic Studies Program Coordinator Arpan Roy publishes a piece in the online digital venue PLATFORM from his research on Muslim shrines in Palestine. He discusses the shift from “folk” Islam to a more homogenous and orthodox religious practice in Palestine after the founding of Israel, and asks whether this is the work of modernity or […]
The Program in Islamic Studies and the Program in International Studies at Johns Hopkins University invite you to: AFGHANISTAN TEACH-IN: UNDERSTANDING CURRENT EVENTS Thursday October 28, 3:00-4:30 pm (USA Eastern Time) Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99008210913 (no password; virtual-only event) Join us for a virtual panel discussion and Q&A featuring four Afghanistan experts, including two who just left […]
Calligraphy is the most prominent art in Islamic culture. With its roots in the Qur’an, the practice of calligraphy is a multidimensional endeavor. It requires patience and discipline, develops understanding of space and design, and, as the calligrapher evolves, engages the intellect in a contemplative way. The rewards that come from perseverance on this path […]
Islamic Studies Program Chair Niloofar Haeri’s book Say What Your Longing Heart Desires wins the American Academy of Religion’s 2021 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies. From the jury: Niloofar Haeri’s deeply researched and elegantly written book brings readers into the most intimate and exigent spaces of a religious world. Haeri […]
Homayra Ziad’s course Fall 2021 “Never Forget: Muslims, Islamophobia, and Dissent after 9/11” is covered in the Johns Hopkins HUB. Dr. Ziad discusses her biography as a Muslim American in the US after 9/11, and how she channels her personal experience into undergraduate teaching in her course in the Program in Islamic Studies at Hopkins.
A profile and interview with Program Director Homayra Ziad appears in the Baltimore Sun in anticipation of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. In the article, Dr.Ziad answers questions about the military relationship between the United States and several Muslim-majority countries, and the effect that this has on Muslim Americans. The following is a snippet from […]