Talks

Video: Christian Scholar Examines Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants and Pluralism

Dr. Craig Considine speaks at the 5th annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. The Forum, led by Sheikhs Abdallah bin Bayyah and Hamza Yusuf, was titled “Alliance of Virtues: An Opportunity for Global Peace.” Dr. Considine spoke on a panel titled “Covenants, Treaties, the Nation State and Muslims in the Global Order.” The host… Continue reading Video: Christian Scholar Examines Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants and Pluralism

Books · Talks

Video: “Muslims in America: Examining the Facts” Book Talk at University of Denver

On September 14, 2018, the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, directed by Dr. Nader Hashemi, hosted a book talk on Muslims in America: Examining the Facts. The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver co-sponsored the event, and department chair Dr. Andrea Stanton gave opening remarks.

Islam · Islamophobia · Outreach

Teaching “Muslim Americans” in Texas, the Hotbed of Islamophobia

“Armed and Vigilant: In Fear of a Muslim Uprising in Texas.” That is that title of a recent Al Jazeera mini-documentary on YouTube. The clip delves into the inflammatory anti-Muslim sentiment bubbling up in Texas. In the video, Tania Rashid, an Al Jazeera reporter, talks to David Wright, a member of the Bureau on American-Islamic… Continue reading Teaching “Muslim Americans” in Texas, the Hotbed of Islamophobia

Pictures

“Journey into America” at SOAS

Politics

Politics: How to spot a fascist

Dr. Lawrence Britt examined the former fascist regimes in Germany, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, and several Latin American countries and found 14 defining characteristics common to each.  Considering the saliency of several current issues, such as Congressman King’s ‘radical Muslim’ hearings to the influence of the media and rampant corruption and militarism, one has to wonder… Continue reading Politics: How to spot a fascist

Work

New challenge in Ph.D. process

I learned today that the Department of Sociology would like me to take on a new challenge: to teach the Junior Sophister (JS) module ‘Researching Society’.  This third-year course is a step up from what I’ve been teaching for the past two years – Introduction to Sociology at the Junior Freshman (JF) level.  I’m happy… Continue reading New challenge in Ph.D. process

Work

Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch

This was an outstanding event and, according to many, the best launch of the Journal of Postgraduate Research (JPR) to date (no doubt the cover was the best ever). Many thanks to our panel members, especially Senator David Norris, for lighting up the audience with his wit and charm.  I also can’t forget to congratulate our… Continue reading Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch