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