Contemporary Muslim Culture
History & Culture

Join Central Piedmont Community College Instructor, Dr. Mahwash Shoaib and featured authors of Muslim American Hyphenations: Cultural Production and Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century (Lexington, 2021) engage in a nuanced discussion about American Islam in the twenty-first century a and the cultural representation of multiethnic Muslim Americans in the fields of literature, arts, music and popular culture.


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Dr. Mahwash Shoaib is a scholar, poet, and translator, working in the areas of critical Muslim American studies, transnational poetics, intersectional gender and sexuality, translation studies, and popular culture; she teaches english at Central Piedmont Community College.


Farisa Khalid is a Ph.D. candidate in English and instructor at George Washington University; she specializes in late nineteenth-century, modern and contemporary British literature, modern drama, genre studies, and global Anglophone literature, with interests in art history, film, and animation. 


Ibtisam M. Abujad is a doctoral candidate and instructor of English at Marquette University, whose research and poetic compositions engage gender, race, and class as they intersect in transnational Muslim cultural productions and decolonial social practices.


Esra Mirze Santesso is associate professor of English at the University of Georgia, and is the author of Disorientation: Muslim Identity in Contemporary Anglophone Literature (Palgrave 2013).


Rebecca Hankins is the Wendler Endowed Professor and certified archivist/librarian at Texas A&M University. 


Sarah Juma is an artist, filmmaker, and writer based in Atlanta whose work focuses on cultural intersections. 


Zohra Saed is an assitant professor of literature at Bard Early College, and co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature, editor of Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos, and Notebooks from Turkestan and Woman. Hand/Pen.‚Äč


  • Mon. April 12 2021 at 5PM