Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States


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Thursday, September 12, 2019


5:00 pm


Taylor Hall 102-Auditorium

Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States

Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer (University of Michigan) is a scholar-artist-activist who uses anthropology and performance to explore the intersections of race and popular culture. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Africana Studies Program as well as the annual Frederic C. Wood lecture in Religion, Dr. Abdul Khabeer will present material from her latest work in a hybrid lecture and performance format. Her book, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States examines how intersecting ideas of Muslimness and Blackness challenge and reproduce the meanings of race in the US. Based on the same research, Dr. Abdul Khabeer also produced a one woman performance, Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life. She leads Sapelo Square, the first website dedicated to the documentation and analysis of the Black US Muslim experience.

The Frederic C. Wood Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Religion. This event is co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Women's Studies and Media Studies.

Wendy Post

Religion Department