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Islam: Religion or Politics?

Islam: Religion or Politics?

Lately, I have been reading the work of Timothy Fitzgerald (University of Stirling, UK), a leading scholar of religion, particularly his thought-provoking book Discourse on Civility and Barbarity: A Critical History of Religion and Related Categories (Oxford University Press, 2007), pictured below. In this book, Fitzgerald argues that the western world (i.e. Europe and America) has created the […]

British premiere of Abdellah Taïa’s Salvation Army

Back in September, I attended the first British screening of Salvation Army (2013), the début film of Moroccan author (and now filmmaker) Abdellah Taïa, screened exclusively as part of Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, in London. This was an exciting first-time experience on many counts: this was the first public screening […]

Beginnings: first Queering Islam blog post

I’m rather excited to be writing my first post for my new blog entitled Queering Islam, and which is part of my Leverhulme-funded project Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropolitics of Dissent, based at the University of Leicester. Here you will find blog posts about my ongoing research and commentary on current events involving queer diasporas and/or […]

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