Dr. Shabana Mir, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American Islamic College has been awarded a prestigious grant by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion.
The grant supports the pioneering workshop on “Teaching Islam and Gender” that Dr. Mir has conceptualized and organized. It’s the first of its kind; the event generates pedagogical development, mentoring, networking, critique, and supportive cultures, and centers higher education pedagogy in the context of gendered Islamophobia and a charged political climate.
Attendance at this historic Workshop is by invitation only, and it will feature academics from both the US and Canada who are engaged in cutting edge scholarly work. It will feature presentations and discussions regarding creative pedagogies for difficult classroom conversations. For example, one topic to be covered is Using Community Engaged Pedagogy to teach Muslim Women’s Stories and Muslima Theology in the Classroom. The workshop will be held this Spring.