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5th Annual CIR Conference
Contemporary Muslim Discourses on America:
Perceptions of Self and Other

April 15, 2006

Online Registration

Conference venue: Linsly-Chittenden (LC) Hall, Yale Univ.
Address: 63 High Street, New Haven, CT
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Yale University’s Critical Islamic Reflections group consists of a cross-section of graduate and undergraduate students organized to pursue critical academic scholarship on topics regarding Islam and Muslim society...[more about CIR]

The theme of this year's conference is contemporary representations of America in Muslim communities. Reference to America is a salient preoccupation of Muslim public discourse all across the world. The aim of this conference, conceived as the inverse of last year’s, is to investigate the ways in which Muslims, both within and without, portray America. We seek to raise questions about the context of these discourses, their origins and mechanisms, and the sociopolitical or ideological functions they embody. We draw attention also to the ways in which Muslim voices within the United States perceive themselves vis-a-vis an American identity.

For questions or concerns about the conference, please contact us through email at yaleCIR@gmail.com




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