“Islam is a Foreign Country” after the “Muslim Ban”
September 24, 2020
Zareena A. Grewal is an Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. Her first book, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU 2013), is a historical ethnography of transnational Muslim intellectual networks that link US mosques to Islamic movements in post-colonial Middle East through debates about the reform of Islam, based on fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan and Syria. She is currently working on a social life of the Quran as a racialized text-object at the center of the culture wars in the US.
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