Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall


Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will feature a discussion about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments, which have proven so influential among non-Muslim Americans and Europeans. The panel will ask questions that will prepare the community for the larger, year-long look into the complexities that challenge what are often one-dimensional popular portrayals of Islam, gender, and Muslim groups and cultures.

Panelists will include Associate Professor of French and Letters Typhaine Leservot, Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99, Dr. M. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut, and Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.

Co-sponsored by Wesleyan's Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.