3rd International Conference on Critical Muslim Studies: “ReOrienting the (Global) South”


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3rd International Conference on Critical Muslim Studies: “ReOrienting the (Global) South”

Call for Papers

Date: June 24-26, 2024

Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024


The 3rd Critical Muslim Studies Conference invites scholars, researchers, and thinkers to engage with the theme of ReOrienting the (Global) South. The conference seeks to explore the intricate intersections between anti-colonialism, ethno-nationalism, and the emergence of Muslim political identities following the de facto abolition of the Caliphate in 1924. The centenary of this historic event is marked by the conference, which seeks to investigate the processes that have firmly positioned Muslimness and the Muslim Question as a critical aspect of the global South.

Recent years have been marked by intense and sustained projects of re-colonizing territories, peoples and communities identified as Muslim or Muslim adjacent. The subalternisation of Muslimness offers an opportunity to examine, in relational terms, how the construction of the global South was (and is) engineered through the exercise of colonial power.

This conference provides a dynamic platform for interrogating the advancements and challenges of anti-colonial and decolonial struggles, the cultivation of post-western horizons, and the boundaries and potentials of the global South within this context. Building upon the success of its two previous conferences, this international and interdisciplinary meeting aims to facilitate dialogue among researchers who may not explicitly identify with Critical Muslim Studies but share common concerns and interests within the field. The aim is to foster a broader, more inclusive understanding of Muslimness across the world.

Contributions that explore the complexities of Critical Muslim Studies, focusing on their implications and tensions concerning the decolonization of discourses, practices, and institutions, as well as the creation of alternative, intersectional forms of knowledge production are invited by the conference. Proposals that extend the conventional framing of the Islamicate (both substantively and theoretically) beyond South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African contexts or their diasporic equivalents are especially welcomed by the conference

Individual presentations (15 minutes), or panel consisting of 4 participants on the conference topic and its themes from any relevant disciplinary field are invited by the conference. Each session will be 90 minutes including 30 minutes for discussion, Q and A. Time will built into the program for networking. Registration fees will be £200.


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University of Leeds

Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Website criticalmuslimstudies.co.uk

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