Workshop in Islamic Studies Pedagogy

The Workshop in Islamic Studies Pedagogy brings together early career scholars of Islam and tenured faculty mentors for a candid, substantive, and meaningful conversation on various professional and pedagogical aspects as well as challenges of being a pre-tenure scholar of Islam in North American colleges and universities.

The workshop strives to engage the following pertinent topics:

  • Designing and teaching courses on Islam in increasingly diverse and at times conflicting undergraduate classrooms
  • Navigating the questions of violence, race, the Israel-Palestine conflict and other controversial questions as untenured scholars on college campuses
  • Balancing and negotiating personal research and teaching with the public projections and responsibilities that come with being a scholar of Islam in the post 9/11 context
  • Addressing specific challenges associated with being a pre-tenure scholar of Islam with respect to research, teaching, and both formal and informal advising
  • Tackling obstacles posed by academic norms of socialization, such as in academic conferences, for many Muslim scholars of Islam

2018 Program