Reframing the Study of Muslim Diasporas in Britain, SOAS, 15 September 2012

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This event took place on 15th September, 2012, in SOAS, University of London.

 

Reframing the Study of Muslim Diasporas in Britain: presentations and discussion

 

Organised by Framing Muslims International Research Network, Muslims in Britain Research Network and SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

 

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 provided 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 was 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 heard input from iEngage's Shenaz Bunglawala.

 

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

 

Speakers included Seán McLoughlin (University of Leeds), Peter Morey & Amina Yaqin (Framing Muslims International Research Network) and Shenaz Bunglawala (iEngage).

 

 

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