Islam and Society: Challenges & Prospects
About The Event
AAIMS Second Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
Date: 30 September and 1 October 2019
Venue: Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus, Rydalmere, NSW 2116, Australia
Hosted by the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University.
We are pleased to announce confirmation of our international keynote speaker, award winning scholar and activist Deepa Kumar from Rutgers University in the United States. She will be speaking on: Terrorcraft: The Making of the Racialized Terrorist Threat.
The two leading nodes in Australian scholarship of race and ethnic studies are combining to offer the second Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) Conference. After the successful inaugural conference, the second conference will further represent the depth and breadth of scholarship in Australia and internationally. It will showcase and reflect upon the range of Muslim experiences across many countries from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The conference will bring together scholars from such disciplines as law, politics, sociology, religious studies, geography, philosophy and theology.
• Geopolitics of Islam
• Islam in an era of populism
• Countering Violent Extremism
• Islam and women
• Muslim organizations, politics and volunteering
• Islamophobic ideologies, manifestation, impact and response
• Refugees and Islamophobia
• Youth and Islam
• Islam in the spaces of education
• Law and religion
• Muslim popular cultures and new media
• Islam in Indonesia
• Converts, reverts and apostates
The conference will feature international and local keynotes who are leading scholars in their fields.
– Professor Deepa Kumar
– Dr Shakira Hussein
– Professor Fethi Mansouri
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Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus