Forwarded Alert: Spain – A two-week summer course in Critical Muslim Studies in Granada

Forwarded Alert: Spain – A two-week summer course in Critical Muslim Studies in Granada

Dear colleagues,

The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain) is now accepting applications for the two-week summer institute, Critical Muslim Studies:  Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival.  The summer institute is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty and professionals interested in any aspect of Critical Muslim Studies.  This seminar is open to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Critical Muslim Studies:
Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival
Granada, Spain – June 4-16, 2012

Application Deadline: February 5, 2012

The international Summer School, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival, is an intensive seminar composed of several courses (all of them held in English language) that aims at opening the space for the analysis and investigation of Islam not only as a spiritual tradition, but also as an epistemic decolonial perspective that offers contributions and responses to the problems that humanity faces today. This becomes even more relevant with the rise of the Arab revolutions, the processes towards the formation of an Islamic Theology of Liberation and the ongoing inter-religious dialogues across the world.

The Summer School is held at a historic and symbolic site of Islamic Civilization and one of the major centers of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain), the city of Granada in Spain. This course is offered through the Center of Study for Intercultural Dialogues, in Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The seminar will be held in the Carmen de la Victoria at the University of Granada.

The professors invited for the 2012 CRITICAL MUSLIM STUDIES Summer School cover different thematic fields, historical periods and regions of the world: Islamic Politics, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Civilization, Islamic Feminism, Islamic Jurisprudence, Black Muslims, Middle East, North America, Europe.

Our Affiliated Faculty include internationally recognized Islamic Studies and Ethnic Studies scholars:

Tariq Ramadan, Hamid Algar, Hatem Bazian, Nadia Fadil, Salman Sayyid, Houria Bouteldja, Sherman Jackson, Samia Bano, Arzu Merali, Asma Lamrabet, Ramon Grosfoguel, Abdennur Prado, Marc H. Ellis, Arun Rasiah and Santiago Slabodsky

The course is offered in English.

Deadline for Applications: February 5th, 2012 (Register Here)

Costs for the June 4-16, 20112 intensive seminar:

  •   1st Option: Tuition + Room + Two Meals Each Weekday: €1,500
  •    2nd Option: Tuition Only: €1,200

Location:  Granada, Spain (Al-Andalus)

You can check the web page for more information, and please, do forward this message widely to potentially interested people and networks.

You can also write to the following email address if you have any questions:

Best regards,

Fatima Said
Program Secretary


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