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Clarifying Questions and Answers about Islam in Turbulent Times: A lecture by Ahoo Najafian and Will Sherman

The speakers are doctoral candidates in Islamic Studies within the Department of Religious Studies.  They will address current controversies and  interpretations of Islam, and Islam in America. Ahoo Najafian’s research interests include the cultural manifestations of religion with a focus on literature and visual arts, indigenous identities and authenticity, and gender. She won the Centennial Award for outstanding Teaching Assistants in 2015, and is writing a dissertation on contemporary poetry and religion in Iran. Will Sherman is completing a dissertation on a 16th-17th century messianic Sufi movement connected to the development of Afghan identity and the use of the “vernacular” as a language of revelation. He is teaching “Islam in America” at Stanford this quarter.
PART OF A LECTURE SERIES on “Religion, Violence, Nonviolence” (link below)



Tuesday, February 9, 2016. 07:30PM


Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113


Department of Religious Studies




Free and open to the public.