Rosemary Corbett: "Making Moderate Islam in America"

Rosemary Corbett
Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," Corbett refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the violence often depicted in the media as unique to Muslims. Instead, she places such demands in the context of decades of pressure on religious and racial minorities to conform to dominant American frameworks for race, gender, and political economy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.