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NAAIMS 47th Annual Conference: “Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities” | North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies

By North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies
September 4, 2018

This conference takes place Friday, September 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the City University of New York (CUNY). You may register here.

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) Presents The 47th Annual Conference “Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities”

Cosponsored By: Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center -City University of New York (CUNY) New York, NY

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
[The Graduate Center, CUNY: Elabash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016]

Anna Akasoy, Hunter College – CUNY, NY
(Program Chair)

Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR
(NAAIMS President)

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Panel 1 [The Graduate Center: Elabash Recital Hall]
Islam and the Digital Revolution
Chair/Discussant: Saadia Toor, College of Staten Island – CUNY, NY

Besheer Mohamed (Pew Research Center, Washington, DC): “Youth Culture in the Digital Age: Findings from Pew’s 2017 Survey of US Muslims”

Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA), and Paul F. Fischer (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA): “Digital Islamic Studies: Pedagogical Perspectives from The Maydan Experience”

Viviana Premazzi (United Campus of Malta, St. Julian’s, Malta), and Roberta Ricucci (Università di Torino, Torino, Italy): “InstaIslam: Use of Social Networks by Second Generation Muslims in Europe”

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 2 [The Graduate Center: Elabash Recital Hall]
Religious Authority and Social Media
Chair/Discussant: Emilio Ibrahim Spadola, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Taner Dogan (University of London, London, UK): “Social Media as a Source of Self-Identity Formation”

Husniye Esma Celebioglu (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA): “Techno-religious Objects and Transformation of Conservatism in Turkey”

Emad Hamdeh (Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida): “Traditional Ulamā’ and the Reservation of Self-Learning”

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address
[The Graduate Center, CUNY: 9th Floor (Rooms 9205/6/7)
365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016]

Keynote Speaker: Jon W. Anderson
[Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC]

“Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media in the Middle East”

2:30– 2:45 p.m. Dhur Prayers [The Graduate Center: Room 9201]

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Panel 3 [The Graduate Center: Elabash Recital Hall]
Varieties of Religious Expression
Chair/Discussant: Emilio Ibrahim Spadola, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Alan Godlas (University of Georgia, Athens, GA): “Social Media and Dissemination of Calligraphic Islam”

Heba Arafa Abdelfattah (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA): “TheIbtihalat in the Digital Age: Public and Private Domains”

Norah Elmagraby (Emory University, Atlanta, GA): “Islamic Eschatology and Climate Change: A Study of the Virtual Discourse on Climate Change”

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Panel 4 [The Graduate Center: Elabash Recital Hall]
Social and Political Mobilization
Chair/Discussant: Syliva Chan-Malik, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Aliaa Dawoud (American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt): “How Tunisia’s Decision to Equate Women with Men in Inheritance Ignited Fire and Fury on Social Media”

Hasan Azad (Columbia University, New York, NY): “Digital Muslims, Colonial(ized) Islam?”

Zainab Alam (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ): “Celebrity Politics in Pakistan: The Case of Qandeel Baloch”

6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Anna Akasoy, Hunter College – CUNY, NY
(Program Chair)

Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR
(NAAIMS President)

Source: NAAIMS 47th Annual Conference: “Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities” | North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies

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