Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:10pm to 5:55pm
80 Claremont Ave., New York, NY 10027 Room 101
212 851 4121
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.
Rosemary R. Corbett is a Faculty Fellow with the Bard Prison Initiative and has a PhD in Religion from Columbia University with a focus on Islam in the United States. She has previously held positions as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, and (most recently) a Young Scholar in American Religion with the Center for the Study of American Religion at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Her forthcoming book—Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy—will be available in November from Stanford University Press.