Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation : A Summer School in Granada, Spain

Critical Muslim Studies:
Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival
Granada, Spain-June 10-21, 2013


The international Summer School, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival, is an intensive seminar composed of several courses (all of them held in English language) that aims at opening the space for the analysis and investigation of Islam not only as a spiritual tradition, but also as an epistemic decolonial perspective that offers contributions and responses to the problems that humanity faces today. This becomes even more relevant with the rise of the Arab revolutions, the processes towards the formation of an Islamic Theology of Liberation and the ongoing inter-religious dialogues across the world. The Summer School is held at a historic and symbolic site of Islamic Civilization and one of the major centers of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain), the city of Granada in Spain. This course is offered through the Center of Study for Intercultural Dialogues, in Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The seminar will be held in the Carmen de la Victoria at the University of Granada.
Our Affiliated Faculty include internationally recognized Islamic Studies and Ethnic Studies scholars:

Tariq Ramadan – Salman Sayyid – Ella Shohat – Asma Lamrabet
Hatem Bazian – Samia Bano – Nadia Fadil – Ramon Grosfoguel – Arzu Merali
Abdennur Prado – Sirin Adlbi Sibai – Muhktar Ali – Arun Rasiah
Houria Bouteldja – Asma Barlas – Santiago Slabodsky – Munir Jiwa

The above professors teach specialized courses on a wide array of subjects. The course covers several topics such as Introduction to Critical Muslim Studies, Islamic Theology of Liberation, Islamic Decolonial Pedagogy, Inter-Faith Dialogues, Women and Islam, and Islamic Spirituality. The focus of the course is to inquire into Islam as a postcolonial/decolonial perspective. This description is meant to give you a brief idea of the broad scope of topics covered during the two week Summer School.

About the CENTER

NURA – Centro de Estudios para el Diálogo Intercultural, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization promoting research, knowledge, education and public policy towards intercultural dialogues. The objective of NURA is to promote intercultural dialogues toward the goals of peace, human understanding, and solidarity in the world beyond the corporate logic of profits, the regulatory/military logic of states and the epistemic logic of fundamentalisms of any kind including Eurocentric fundamentalism.

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