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Wendell Marsh

Co-Organizer

Wendell Marsh’s work is concerned with the entanglement of Islam, Blackness, and modernity in the wake of the Atlantic slave trade and European colonization of Africa. He uses the work of a colonial era Muslim intellectual, Shaykh Musa Kamara, to engage questions of historicity and humanity, the religious and the political, as well as theory


Alex Dika Seggerman

Co-Organizer

Alex Dika Seggerman is assistant professor of Islamic art history in the Arts, Culture and Media department. Her work investigates the intersection of Islam and modernity in art history. Her first monograph, Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (UNC Press 2019), explored the modern fine arts movement in


Sadia Abbas

Co-Organizer

Sadia Abbas is a postcolonial scholar with foci that include South Asia, Islam, Islamophobia and Islam in the Americas and Europe. She currently works on the concept of Europe and the way in which a series of discourses work to produce the (epistemic) borders of Europe and thus spatialized racial divisions. In this border-work, race,


Mayte Green-Mercado

Member

Mayte Green-Mercado is a historian of the medieval and early modern Islamic and Mediterranean world. Her current research is concerned with histories of displacement, migration, and refugees in the early modern Mediterranean. Throughout their history in the Iberian Peninsula, from their conversions in 1501 to their expulsion in 1609, many Moriscos resisted assimilatory efforts that


Sandrine Colard

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Sandrine Collard’s works on images and arts’ production in the colonial Congo (1885-1960), as well as the postcolonial contemporary art scenes in Africa. With a focus on photography, her research examines the intersection of iconographies between the European colonial imagery and African vernacular photography and material cultures. Drawing on post-colonial and visual culture studies, anthropology


Amir Moosavi

Member

Amir Moosavi’s research and teaching interests cover modern Arabic and Persian literatures and the cultural history of Southwest Asia, with an emphasis on Iran, Iraq, the Levant and Afghanistan. With ACLS and NEH support, he is currently completing a book manuscript entitled, Dust That Never Settled: Afterlives of the Iran-Iraq War in Arabic and Persian


Laura Lomas

Member

Laura Lomas, Professor (Ph.D. Columbia 2001), teaches comparative American studies, Latina/o/x literature and culture, ethnic and immigrant literature of the United States and the Americas, women’s writing, nineteenth century studies, and feminist and decolonial theory in the English Department and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. Lomas is author of Translating Empire: José


Maria Ismail

Graphic Designer

Maria Ismail is an alumni of Rutgers University-Newark who studied Graphic Design. Her identity as a first gen, Indian-American muslim female designer has a huge impact on her work. She aims to use her skills in contributing to social movements that promote inclusivity and diversity, as well as amplify voices of underrepresented communities in the