The Halalitization of
Asian American Studies?

by
Zohra Saed

[February 27, 2009]
 

Video Not Available at Request of Speaker

What does it mean to be a hyphenated Muslim in a post-9/11 world?  How do Muslim artists, writers and filmmakers address these issues of identity, assimilation, and recreation in homes they have made outside of what has been called the "Muslim World"?  What was earlier Muslim Diaspora cultural production dealing with before 9/11 put them in the spotlight?  How do you teach this within the scope of Asian American Studies courses?

These are some of the questions that this talk hopes to answer on teaching and appreciating Muslim Asian American film, literature and video art, by individuals such as Lena Khan. With the world used to seeing angry and serious Muslims -- this talk is about how artists are using comedy and quirky images to break these stereotypes and to show that Muslim Americans are part of the American fabric.

 

 

 


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