International Studies & Programs

Muslim Studies Program Annual Conference

Muslim Studies Program 11th Annual Conference

April 12-13, 2018

Michigan State University

303 International Center 

Theme:  Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity 


Please send 150-word abstracts to khalilmo(at) and firdaws2(at)

Deadline: September 1, 2017


Is there a discrete and coherent esthetic enterprise called “Muslim cinema”? If so, does it possess any unique and defining characteristics? And how does it differ from other types of cinema based not on national provenance, but emerging from a diverse set of global religious communities? The Michigan State University Muslim Studies Program is convening a conference in April of 2018 to discuss these three questions from a variety of different perspectives including post-modern and post-colonial theory, Film Studies, socio-political context, and historical development throughout the twentieth century and till the present.