All Our Book Q & As and Essays in One Place! (2012-2016)

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compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on June 2, 2016: 

islamicommentary_logo-400x400Our ISLAMiCommentary web site, managed out of the Duke Islamic Studies Center in partnership with the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at UNC-Chapel Hill, will cease production on June 30, 2016, with the end of the grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York that has supported it since its beginning.

We would like to thank all of our contributors, readers and supporters. It has been a real pleasure being the editor!

Here’s a List of All of Our Original Book Q & As and Essays to Date, with Special Thanks to Joseph Preville for his “By the Book” Columns!

  1. Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Columbia Global Reports, 2016) 
  2. Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Palgrave 2015)
  3. Mara Leichtman on Lebanese Migration & Shi’i Religious Conversion in Senegal (Indiana University Press, 2015)
  4. Jonathan Wyrtzen on ‘Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity’ (Cornell University Press, 2015)
  5. Afghan Refugee Gulwali Passarlay Talks with Duke Students about His Journey to the UK. His book is “The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World.” (HarperOne, 2016) 
  6. Peter O’Brien on “The Muslim Question in Europe”  (Temple University Press, 2016)
  7. Stephen Frederic Dale on ‘Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man’ (Harvard University Press, 2015)
  8. John McHugo on “Syria: A History of the Last 100 Years” (The New Press, 2015)
  9. Ethan Katz on “The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France” (Harvard University Press, Nov. 2015)
  10. Nazeeh Zul-Kifl Abdul-Hakeem on “Athaan in the Bull City: Building Durham’s Islamic Community”
  11. Deepa Iyer on “We Too Sing America (The New Press, November 2015)
  12. A Conversation with Ellen McLarney on “Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (Princeton University Press, May 2015)
  13. Mustafa Tuna on “The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)” (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) 
  14. Mustafa Tuna on “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Islam, Empire and European Modernity, 1788-1914″(Cambridge University Press, June 2015) & his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia for imperial Russia to a broader and contemporary context
  15. Laila El-Haddad on “The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey”(Just World Books, March 2013) and her lecture “Cuisine, Resistance, and Remembrance in Palestine”
  16. Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Stanford University Press, April 2015)
  17. Carla Power on “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran” (Holt Paperbacks, 2015)
  18. Menachem Klein on “Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron” & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine (Hurst & Company, 2014)
  19. Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah” (UNC Press, 2015)
  20. “Islam in America”: A Conversation with Jonathan Curiel (IB Tauris, 2015)
  21. Ehab Galal on “Arab TV Audiences: Negotiating Religion and Identity” (Peter Lang, 2014)
  22. Muslim-Jewish Co-Existence: Mark Cohen on its History and Relevance Today (Q &A covering themes from his multiple books)
  23. Scholar’s Notebook: Observations on “Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran” (essay by Tamar Shirinian on Gohar Homayounpour’s lecture at Duke and 2012 book)
  24. The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement (by Mohsen Kadivar/mirrored on IC from his web site with permission, 2014)
  25. Omnia El Shakry on “The Arabic Freud” (essay by Ali Mian on El Shakry’s lecture at Duke and forthcoming book)
  26. Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’ (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014)
  27. A Conversation with Sahar Amer, Author of “What is Veiling?” (UNC Press, 2014)
  28. Kecia Ali on ‘The Lives of Muhammad” (Harvard University Press, 2014)
  29. Kecia Ali on Aisha: Mother of the Faithful (excerpt from “The Lives of Muhammad,” Harvard University Press, 2014)
  30. Jean-Pierre Filiu on “Gaza: A History” (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  31. Jerusha Lamptey on “Never Wholly Other” (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  32. Negar Mottahedeh on How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere (essay based on forthcoming 2015 book)
  33. Juan Cole on “The New Arabs” (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
  34. Sally Howell on “Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past” (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  35. miriam cooke essay based on “Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf” (University of California Press, 2014)
  36. Erdağ Göknar on “Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy: The Politics of the Turkish Novel” (Routledge, 2013)
  37. Bruce Hall’s “A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960” (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  38. Alexander Kirshner on “A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism” (Yale University Press, 2014)
  39. Mbaye Lo essay based on “The Geography of 9/11” (manuscript in progress)
  40. Negar Mottahedeh on “`Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  41. Carl Ernst on “Islamophobia in America: Anatomy of Intolerance” (Palgrave-Macmillan,2013)
  42. Abe Ata essay based on “Education Integration Challenges – The Case of Australian Muslims” (David Lovell Publishing, Jan. 2014)
  43. Mark Cohen on “A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day” (Princeton University Press, 2013)
  44. Dalya Cohen-Mohr on “Fathers and Sons in the Arab Middle East” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  45. John Esposito’s and Emad El-Din Shahin’s edited volume: “The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics” (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  46. Kabir Tambar on “The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey” (Stanford University Press, 2014)
  47. Isaac Weiner on “Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism” (NYU Press, 2014)

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