The Muslim Atlantic isn’t a fixed thing: It’s what we make it.
In this IGTV film, presenter Nadir Nahdi explores the different lived experiences of American and British Muslims and how these are part of making the Muslim Atlantic.
This special edition of Listening While Muslim unleashes the aural power of the Muslim Atlantic and explores the threads of sounds, words, and rhythms that tie cultures and peoples together. Be ready to be surprised – when you listen like a Muslim, it’s easy to hear the familiar like you never have before. Muneera Pilgrim joins Rasul Miller as they take us on a sonic soul journey to uncover what it means to live Muslim on both sides of the Atlantic. Presented by Asad Ali Jafri and Abdul-Rehman Malik.
How do Muslim communities in the United States and the United Kingdom compare? Are understandings of Muslim identity and heritage different on each side of the Atlantic? In this podcast, Peter Mandaville speaks with Sughra Ahmed who recently returned to her native England after several years at Stanford University where she served as Associate Dean of Religious Life.
This recorded webinar explores how Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic are responding to renewed debates on race and marginality. It features Zainab Kabba (Oxford University), Dan DeHanas (King's College London), Peter Mandaville (George Mason University), Rasul Miller (University of California, Irvine), Muneera Williams (poet and cultural producer, UK), Abdul-Rehman Malik (Yale University), and Tamanda Walker (Forum for Religion and International Affairs).
This issue of Critical Muslim explores the idea of a ‘Muslim Atlantic’ by looking at transatlantic connections between Muslim communities in the US and the UK. It features essays, photography, drama, and more from Muneera Williams, Aina Khan, Rasul Miller, Abdul-Rehman Malik, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, and Sohail Daulatzai, among others.
‘Living the Muslim Atlantic: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Marginality’ is the second and final report from this project. It places the Muslim Atlantic within a wide historical frame, ranging from postcolonial legacies and the Black radical tradition to more recent developments with #MeToo and the resurgence of Black Lives Matter, ending with a set of practical suggestions that can be taken forward by researchers, advocacy networks, and philanthropic
The second Muslim Atlantic workshop sessions were held at the British Islam Conference in London, in February 2020. These sessions focused on debates about 'race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic' centering discussions on the current contexts of the Muslim Atlantic in the Trump/Johnson era, historical lineages traced from Malcolm X, and how policy is shaped in these securitized transatlantic contexts.
This roundtable discussion on The Maydan considers counterterrorism policies in Britain and the United States in transatlantic perspective. The UK Prevent strategy, American CVE strategy, and the wider environment of securitization of which they are part are debated by a panel of experts. The roundtable brings together two experts who have worked primarily in the US, Zareena Grewal and Shirin Khan, and two who have worked primarily in the UK, Narzanin Massoumi and Sadek Hamid and considers a range of issues such as the appropriateness of using the label ‘terrorism’.
In this interview with Religion & Diplomacy editor Judd Birdsall, project co-lead Daniel Nilsson DeHanas discusses the first report, Mapping the Muslim Atlantic: US and UK Muslim Debates on Race, Gender, and Securitization.
‘Mapping the Muslim Atlantic’ — the first report from this project — provides an overview of key links formed between US and UK Muslims, including networks of various Islamic traditions first built in the 1950s and 60s as well as more recent networks of political solidarity and professional ties. The report identifies three core themes in contemporary transatlantic Muslim discourse, namely gender, race, and the securitization of Islam and Muslim communities. We consider how the terms of these discussions differ on both sides of the Atlantic and key points of convergence and divergence.