November 25, 2014

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies was well represented at the Middle East Studies Association's 2014 annual meeting. Papers presented by our graduate students included:

Dilyara Agisheva presented “Ibn Kemāl on Certainty and the Ottoman theological debates in the 16th century” on the panel Ottoman, Iranian, and Arab Intellectual Currents. An abstract of her paper can be found here.

Tuve Floden presented “Media Preachers as Popular Storytellers: Stories of the Prophet Muhammad, Social Development, and Leadership Theory" on the panel Transnational Islamic Television in the Middle East: Continuity and Change, which Tuve also organized. An abstract of the paper can be found here.

Nabil HageAli presented “Consolidation and Differentiation: A Comparative Study on the impact of Islamic Iran’s Political Synthesis on Islamic Activism in Lebanon, post-1979" on the panel Social Approaches to Lebanese Shiʿi History. An abstract of Nabil's paper can be found here.

Amine Tais presented "Rethinking Islam in Tunisia Today: Olfa Youssef as an Example" on the panel Contesting Secular-Modernist and Islamist Thought: Global Dynamics, Local Politics and Muslim Intellectuals in a Changing Arab World. An abstract of Amine's paper can be found here.