Supplemental Lectures

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, DISC sponsored a number of guest lectures by DISC faculty in order to enhance public engagement with these scholars as they traveled their receiving campuses. These lectures strive to tie together current DISC courses with our public-facing event programming and are shared virtually with a variety of Big Ten campuses. See below for upcoming and past events.

2017-2018 Programming

Winter 2018

Religion, Ethics, and Climate Change

Jonathan Brockopp | Pennsylvania State University

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 7:00-8:30 PM EST

International Center Room 303 | 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI*


In his Own Voice: What Hatayi Tells us about Shah Ismail’s Religious Views

Ahmet Karamustafa | University of Maryland

Monday, February 5, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 PM EST

Hatcher Gallery | 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI*


Situating Rumi in Islam

Jawid Mojaddedi | Rutgers University

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Humphrey Room 25 | 301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN*


The Lost Gender Egalitarian Voice of the Qur’an

Abla Hasan | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 PM EST

AB-5141, 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ*


The Leaking Subject: Arab Culture in the Digital Age

Tark El-Ariss | Dartmouth University

Thursday, March 8, 2018

4:00-5:30 PM (EST)

Room 1022 | 202 S. Thayer St. Ann Arbor, MI


 Gendering the Gulf Campus: Designing the City State University

Monday, March 19th, 2018

4:00-5:30 PM EST

Room 202 | 2022 S. Thayer St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104





Fall 2017

ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law

Mohammad Khalil | Michigan State University

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 7:00-8:30 PM

Foster Auditorium | 102 Paterno Library, State College PA*



Political Shari’a, Women’s Bodies and the Politics of Love in Razinat T. Mohamed’s Novel Habiba (Beloved)

Ousseina Alidou | Rutgers University

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 4:00-5:30 PM

4701 Haven Hall | 505 S. State St, Ann Arbor MI*


Islamotopia: American Exceptionalism and Muslim Reform

Michael Mohammad Knight | University of Central Florida

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 12:30-2:00 PM

Hatcher Gallery | 913 S. University, Ann Arbor MI*


Being Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Sylvia Chan-Malik | Rutgers University

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 4:00-5:30 PM

Hatcher Gallery | 913 S. University, Ann Arbor MI*


*These lectures are live-streamed from the listed locations and shared live with audience members at various distance locations. Virtual audience members will be able to interact simultaneously with the speaker and audience at the hosting institution through this format. Please see event pages for further details & virtual locations. 


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