Online Reading Group

Below are listings for upcoming and past online reading group sessions. Like our membership, the texts we read and discuss come from a variety of fields and take diverse approaches to the intersection of Jewish and Muslim studies (broadly defined). Please ensure you register in advance at the link below!

Upcoming Sessions

Session 4 – July 16, 2020, 4-5pm (GMT+1) – please register here
Facilitator: 
Flora Hastings
Readings: Chapter 3 of Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar’s Spain Unmoored (2017) and Erica Lehrer’s “Virtual, Virtuous, Vicarious, Vacuous? Towards a Vigilant Use of Labels” (2014)
Zoom link and password will be sent to registered participants on the day.
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Postponed (Check back later): Session 3 – July 2, 2020, 4-5pm (GMT+1) – please register here
Facilitator: 
Zoë Roth
Readings: Derrick A. Bell’s “Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory?” (1995), Kimberlé Crenshaw’s “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics” (1989), and W. J. T. Mitchell’s “The Moment of Theory: Race as Myth and Medium in Seeing Through Race” (2012)
Zoom link and password will be sent to registered participants on the day.
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Past Sessions

Session 2 – June 4, 2020, 4-5pm (GMT+1) – please register here
Facilitator: 
Adi Saleem Bharat
Readings: Ali Meghji and Rima Saini’s “Rationalising Racial Inequality: Ideology, Hegemony and Post-Racialism among the Black and South Asian Middle-Classes” (2018) and Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry’s “Is the Radical Critique of Merit Anti-Semitic?” (1995)
Zoom link and password will be sent to registered participants on the day.
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Session 1 – May 14, 2020, 4-5pm (GMT+1) – please register here
Facilitator: Katharine Halls & Flora Hastings
Readings: Chapter 1 of Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? (2015) and Chapter 1 of Daniel Boyarin’s Judaism (2019)
Zoom link and password will be sent to registered participants.
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