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Presented By: Global Islamic Studies Center

A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean

William Calvo-Quiros, Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, and Aliyah Khan; Ken Chitwood (moderator)

A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean
A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean
Panel: Ken Chitwood, Aliyah Khan, William Calvo-Quirós, and Jocelyn Fenton Stitt.


The Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) are proud to highlight and launch the new books of current and former University of Michigan faculty in religion and feminist studies in the Americas. The authors of three books in the field read from and discuss their work at a roundtable moderated by Dr. Ken Chitwood, author of The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean (2021).


William Calvo- Quirós discusses his Undocumented Saints: The Politics of Migrating Devotions (2022), which follows the migration of popular Catholic saints from Mexico into the U.S. and the evolution of their meaning in the context of racism and Latinx immigrant battles for survival.


Aliyah Khan talks about Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean (2020), the first academic monograph on Muslims in the English-speaking Caribbean, focusing on the gendered fiction, poetry, and music of Islam of enslaved West African Muslims, indentured South Asian Indian Muslims, and their descendants in Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica.


Jocelyn Fenton Stitt's Dreams of Archives Unfolded: Absence and Caribbean Life Writing (2021), the first academic book on pan-Caribbean life writing and the recent use of the genre by Caribbean women to explore historical and archival absences. This talk focuses on Cuban Jewishness, feminism, and formal practices used to write about historical absences.

Combining literary studies, cultural studies, anthropology, women’s and gender studies, and historiography, these books showcase the innovative, interdisciplinary ways in which religious studies and feminist scholars study and write about creolized and syncretic cultures in the Caribbean and the hemispheric Americas.


Ken Chitwood will be moderating this conversation. He is a religion scholar conducting research on ethnographic journalism with the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s Engaged Spirituality Project and on Latinx Muslim philanthropy with the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative (MPI) at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean (2021).

This event is brought to you by the Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC) and co-sponsored by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).


Want a discount on these books? Order using the promo codes below!

Dreams of Archives Unfolded: Absence and Caribbean Life Writing
JOCELYN FENTON STITT
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Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean
ALIYAH KHAN
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US orders only • Code: RFLR19 | In Canada: 20% OFF • Code: RUTGERS20
Free shipping online with orders over $40 http://ubcpress.ca/rutgers or 1 800 565 9523 | In Latin America: Use either the US code above or the Eurospan code below | In the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world: 20% OFF • Code: RutFriendsFamily Free shipping worldwide http://eurospanbookstore.com/ or UK: 0845 474 4572 International: +44 (0)20 3286 242 info@eurospanbookstore.com

Undocumented Saints: The Politics of Migrating Devotions
WILLIAM A. CALVO-QUIRÓS
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The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean
KEN CHITWOOD
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A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean
A Religion & Feminism Author Roundtable: Muslims, Saints, & Jewishness in Latin America & The Caribbean

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