Come hear Professor Su'ad Abdul Khabeer discuss her new book MUSLIM COOL: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States (NYU Press, 2016). Dr. Abdul Khabeer is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology & African American Studies at Perdue University. Her book is an ethnography of how multiethnic American Muslim youth in post-9/11 America draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims.
Her work develops a new concept, “Muslim Cool.” Muslim Cool is a way of being an American Muslim—displayed in ideas, dress, social activism in the ’hood, and in complex relationships to state power. Constructed through hip hop and the performance of Blackness, Muslim Cool is a way of engaging with the Black American experience by both Black and non-Black young Muslims that challenges racist norms in the U.S. as well as dominant ethnic and religious structures within American Muslim communities.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
The event is being co-sponsored by IMAN Atlanta (https://www.facebook.com/IMANAtlanta/) and Georgia State University's After Malcolm Project (http://sites.gsu.edu/am/).
The event is free and open to the public.