What is ISIS?

The Interdisciplinary Seminar for Islamic Studies (ISIS) is the only academic forum at the University of Michigan that engages students and faculty who are interested in the study of Islam and Muslim societies in an interdisciplinary and cross-regional conversation. Following our inception in the winter term 2010, ISIS has grown to include a large number of both student and faculty participants on our list-serve. They represent a wide range of departments and programs including Anthropology, Anthropology and History program, American Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, College of Architecture and an Planning, History, the Law School, Musicology, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

ISIS Lectures: Localizing Islam through Transnational Influences

Thursday, February 6
4 – 6 pm | Room 1644 SSWB
Speaker: Asef Bayat, professor of sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign »

Thursday, February 20
5 – 7 pm | Room 1644 SSWB
Speaker: Azra Aksamija, assistant professor of architecture, M.I.T. »

Thursday, March 20
4 – 6 pm | Room 1644 SSWB
Speaker: Zareena Grewal, assistant professor of American Studes, Yale University »

Thursday, April 17
4 – 6 pm | Room 1644 SSWB
Speaker: Jessica Winegar, associate professor of anthropology, Northwestern University »

Contact ISIS

Are you a faculty member or graduate student interested in participating or presenting at ISIS or simply interested in learning more about the group? If so, please feel free to contact the current ISIS coordinators!

The 2013-14 ISIS graduate student coordinators are: Nama Khalil and Zain Khan.