Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa Lecture Series

Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa lecture series is to provide a platform for the discussion of cutting edge research in the field of Islam in Africa and to tap into the best of such new work for Africanists and Islamicists at all schools at Harvard. Every academic year, the Islam in Africa lecture series brings authors of newly published books and advanced Ph.D students to campus to discuss their work.

This event is organized by Professor Ousmane Kane (Harvard University) and co-sponsored by the Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Divinity School, the Department of African and African American Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for African Studies.