Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

10 Mai

Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality


9:00 – 10:00: Keynote Lecture 2

  • Liyakat Takim (McMaster University), Reformation or Transformation: Shii Law in the West


10:00 – 10:15: Tea/Coffee break


10:15 – 11:45: Session 4

Diasporic Shia Minorities: Identities in Transition Samim Akgönül (Chair – Strasbourg University)

  • Reza Gholami (Keele University), Cultures of Integration: Pride, Shame and New Religious Identities among UK Iranians
  • Emanuelle Degli Esposti (SOAS), Living Najaf in London: Diaspora, Transnationalism, and the Sectarianisation of the Iraqi-Shia Subject
  • Mayra Soledad Valcarcel (University of Buenos Aires) and Mari-Sol García Somoza (CANTHEL-University Paris Descartes / University of Buenos Aires), Mi corazón late Husayn: Identity, Politics and Religion in a Shia Community in Buenos Aires
  • Roswitha Badry (University of Freiburg), From a Marginalized Religious Community in Iran to a Government-sanctioned Public Interest Foundation in Paris: Remarks on the Ostad Elahi Foundation


11:40 – 12:00 Tea/Coffee break


12:00 – 13:30: Session 5

Shia Communities in Formation

  • Piro Rexhepi (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity), The Bektashi Tariqa and the Postsocialist Politics of “European Islam” in Southeastern Europe
  • Arun Rasiah (University of Oakland), Ideas in Motion: The Politics of Knowledge and Patronage in Indian Ocean Islam
  • Emiko Stock (Cornell University), Lines back to Ali, Road forward Shiism: A Historical Anthropology of Cham Sayyids’ Trajectories from Cambodia to Iran
  • Anas P. A (Aligarh Muslim University), Cultural Representation of Shiism in Malabar Coast of Indian Ocean: A Case Study on The Social Life of the Kerala Muslims


13:30 – 14:45: Lunch


14:45 – 15:45: Keynote Lecture 3

  • Seyyed Fadhil Milani & Mohammad Mesbahi (Islamic College London), Muslim Migration to Europe, Challenging (European) Modernity and the Necessity of the ijtihadi Approach


15:45 – 16:00: Tea/Coffee break


16:00 – 17:30: Session 6

Shia Transnationalism between Global and Local Dynamics

  • Sufyan Abid (University of Chester), An Alternative umma: The Construction and Development of Shia Globalism among South Asian Shia Muslims in London
  • Iman Lechkar (University College Brussels), Interpreting Khamenei and Fadlallah in Brussels: the Religious and Social Impact of Middle Eastern Clerical Leaders in the Capital of Europe
  • Hafsa Oubou (Northwestern University), Transnational Conversion and Global Networks among Moroccan Shia Converts
  • Robert Riggs (University of Bridgeport), Global Networks, Local Concerns: Investigating the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Shii Religious Leaders and Constituencies

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