NAAIMS 47th Annual Conference

MEMEAC is excited to be hosting the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies’ 47th Annual Conference with the theme of “Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities” on Friday, September 14th, 2018.

To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naaims-47th-annual-conference-impact-of-emerging-digital-technology-and-social-media-on-muslim-registration-48164284672

Please note, if you are a member of CUNY, please send an email to conferences@naaims.org with the following:

(1) Full name;

(2) University affiliation at CUNY – including name of college (e.g., Hunter College, College of Staten Island, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, etc); and

(3) University Status: Professor, Student or Administrator.

 

Program Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:30 a.m – The Graduate Center, CUNY: Elabash Recital Hall
Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
Anna Ayşe 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 (City, University of London, London, UK): “Social Media as a Source of SelfIdentity 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, FL): “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)
Keynote Speaker: Jon W. Anderson – Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, The 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): “The Ibtihalat 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 Ayşe Akasoy, Hunter College – CUNY, NY
(Program Chair)
Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR
(NAAIMS President)