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Muslim Studies Program Annual Conference

Muslim Studies Program 11th Annual Conference

April 12-13, 2018

Michigan State University

303 International Center 

Theme:  Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity 

Preliminary Program includes the following presentations:

  • Sharofat Arabova, State Tajikfilm Studio, “Poetics of Tajik Cinema”
  • Kaveh Askari, Michigan State University, “Dandyism and the Circuits of Cinema in 1950s Tehran”
  • Fakhri Haghani, Rutgers University, “The Politics of Culture and Identity”
  • Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University, “Keeping it Real: Muslims Creating Muslim Cinema and Television”
  • Imed Ben Labidi , Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, “Filming Conflicts: Arab/Muslim Films’ Fragmentation and Post-Nationalist Narratives”
  • Kristian Petersen, University of Nebraska-Omaha, “Muslim Movie Stars: The Celebrity Politics of Islam in Public”
  • Sitara Thobani, Michigan State University, "Locating the Tawa’if Courtesan-Dancer in South Asian ‘Muslim Cinemas’"

Additional film showings April 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm in Wells Hall.

Details to be announced.