Announcing the Study Contemporary Muslim Lives Research Hub at Macquarie University

As director, I am pleased to inform you that today the website for the Study Contemporary Muslim Lives Research Hub at Macquarie University was officially launched. Study Contemporary Muslim Lives (SCML) is a research hub based within the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University. It undertakes research on social, cultural and political aspects of contemporary... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life

As Founding Editor, I am pleased to bring to you this inaugural issue of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, the first social scientific journal devoted to the study of contemporary Muslims and their communities and societies. Tragic events have marked the beginning of this century, globally affecting Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The escalation of... Continue Reading →

Muslim Anti-Semitism?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, has called (in translation) for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Recently, at the end of one of my lectures, a student stopped me and asked whether we could define Ahmadinejad’s statement as an example of Muslim anti-Semitism. He argued that there are similarities between what he defined as... Continue Reading →

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