Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Aisha Birani to join workshop in Spain to further dissertation research

Mar. 2012

Aisha Birani (PhD student) has been accepted on the basis of her dissertation research to a ten-day workshop on "Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation, and Islamic Revival," to be held at the Centre of Study for Intercultural Dialogues in Grenada, Spain, this coming June. This international workshop, featuring faculty such as Tariq Ramadan, Santiago Slabodsky, Ramón Grosfóguel, and others, focuses on the examination of Islam as an "epistemic decolonial perspective" offering solutions to problems facing humanity today. Participants include graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty from all over the world. Aisha's dissertation research, supervised by Dr. Scott Schaffer, is an examination of traditions of Arabic social thought in light of the revolutions of the Arab Spring and will be greatly aided by her participation in this workshop. Congratulations, Aisha!