Tuesday, February 10, 2015
11 a.m., Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
“The Sociology of Seerah: Reclaiming Prophetic Tradition For Our Time and Place”
Rami Nashashibi, PhD, executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) and a visiting professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary
Nashashibi has served as the Executive Director of (IMAN) since its incorporation in January 1997. He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago and has recently accepted an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion and Muslim Studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He has worked with several leading scholars in the area of globalization, African American studies, and urban sociology and has contributed chapters to edited volumes by Manning Marabel and Saskia Sassen.
Nashashibi has lectured across the United States, Europe, and Asia on a range of topics related to American-Muslim identity, community activism, and social justice issues. His work with IMAN has been featured in many national and international media outlets including the BBC, PBS, and the Chicago Tribune. In 2014, the Center for American Progress profiled Nashashibi as one of the “14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014” and in 2009, Chicago Public Radio selected him as one of the city’s Top Ten Chicago Global Visionaries. He was named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in concert with Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He was named a White House “Champion of Change” in 2011 and also was invited by the governor of Illinois to serve as a member of the Governor’s Muslim Advisory Council.
This event is sponsored by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63.