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Jamillah Karim: “Narratives of Black Muslim women”



Jamillah Karim on “Narratives of Black Muslim women” at the Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled “Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities,” Harvard University, April 7-8, 2012.

Jamillah Karim is author of the award-winning book American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah. She earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Duke University. Karim specializes in Islam in America, women and Islam, and race and immigration. Her most recent academic appointment was as associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Spelman College where she taught courses in the study of Islam for six years. In 2010 Karim moved with her family to Malaysia where she began her blog “Race+Gender+Faith.” As an independent scholar currently residing in Atlanta, GA, she is writing her second book in collaboration with an American history scholar in the UK. Due out in 2013 by New York University Press, the book explores women’s experiences and contributions in the Nation of Islam from the 1930s to the present.

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