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February

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Venue:GC Bookstore

This book resists the homogenization of Muslim women by detailing the diversity in their lives and by challenging the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam as the sole interpreter of the faith. Though much has been written on the Middle East, there is a huge gap in research on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Muslim population. These essays reveal that the lives of Muslim women are impacted not only by Islam but also by local politics, class, religion, and ethnicity.

March

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Venue:PC 214

Migration of Gujarati speakers to Western Europe and North American combined with the digital revolution has created new challenges for the transmission of religious ideas across linguistic divides. This panel of the world’s foremost Gujarati translation experts will discuss the challenges of translation from and into Gujarati.

November

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This presentation views the story of Islam and Muslim communities- past and present- as part of, rather than as alien to, Latin America and the Caribbean. Instead of telling the stories in isolation from one another, Chitwood shares an overview of the historical and contemporary story of Muslims in Latin America and the Caribbean while not losing sight of hemispheric connections across the Americas.