Honors | Islam in and Out of Africa (ANTH)
E300 | 15113 | Beth Buggenhagen
Drawing on recent attention given to global Muslim networks, this
seminar provides an introduction to Muslim thought and practice in
West African societies. Students will come to understand the place
of Sufi Islam, to which the majority of African Muslims belong,
within the wider Muslim world, and in relation to debates over
migration and the nation-state in Europe and the United States.
Students will consider critically the nature of major debates that
have arisen over religion in Africa and its diaspora including:
conversion, resistance, gender, transnational religious movements,
diaspora, and the changing role of the state and civil society.