Sylvia Chan-Malik

May 16, 2022

On Women of Color in American Islam

A Discussion with Sylvia Chan-Malik

New Books Network 2022

Sylvia Chan-Malik is Associate Professor in the Departments of American and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She talks, teaches, and writes about the intersections of race, gender, and religion, with a focus on the history and cultures of Islam and Muslims in the United States. Her research highlights the lives, voices, histories, and representations of Muslim women, and reveals how critical legacies of Black freedom, women’s agency, and global liberation struggles have continually marked U.S. Muslim women’s engagements with Islam.

She is the author of Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam (New York University Press, 2018).

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