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Islam and Antiblackness: Religion and the Public Conversation

Jonathan A. C. Brown, Georgetown University; Hasan Hameed, Center for Culture, Society and Religion

Wed, 4/3 · 5:00 pm6:00 pm · 008 Friend Center

Center for Culture, Society and Religion

Please note the new start time for this event is 5pm.

Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. Dr. Brown has studied and conducted research in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Iran. His book publications include The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon (Brill, 2007); Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Oneworld, 2009; expanded edition 2017); Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011), which was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys Bookshelf; Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy (Oneworld, 2014), which was named one of the top books on religion in 2014 by the Independent; Slavery and Islam (Oneworld, 2019), and Islam & Blackness (Oneworld, 2022). He has published articles in the fields of Hadith, Islamic law, Salafism, Sufism, Arabic lexical theory and Pre-Islamic poetry and is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law. Dr. Brown’s current research interests include Islamic legal reform and a translation of Sahih al-Bukhari. He has appeared on, but not watched, ESPN.
CCSR Graduate Research Fellow Hasan Hameed will be in conversation with Dr. Brown.

This event is part of the Religion and the Public Conversation series. The 2023-2024 theme for the series is “Bodies and Embodiment.”

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