Graduate Theological Union

Munir Jiwa

Munir JiwaGraduate Theological Union
Director and Associate Professor
Center for Islamic Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2007

Ph.D., M.Phil., Columbia University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A. Honours, Simon Fraser University

Phone: 510/649-2562
E-mail: mjiwa@gtu.edu

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Islam and Muslims in the West
  • Media, Aesthetics, Cultural Production
  • Liberalism, Secular Modernity, Religious/Subject Formation
  • Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Critical Theory

Selected Publications

  • "Artistic Landscapes: Muslim Artists in America" (forthcoming chapter, Oxford, 2013)
  • "Mediating Islamic Norms," Religious Norms Project (forthcoming chapter in E-book, UC Berkeley, 2013)
  • "Muslims and the Art of Interfaith Post-9/11" (forthcoming chapter Routledge, 2013)
  • Exhibiting Muslims: Art, Politics and Identity in New York City (book manuscript in review, Cornell University Press)
  • E Pluribus Umma: Secularism and the Aesthetics of Islamic Norms” (forthcoming article)
  • The 5 ‘Media Pillars’ of Islam and the American Imaginary (forthcoming article)
  • “Ghada Amer, Zarina Hashmi, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander,” in Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History,  Facts on File, Inc., 2010.
  • “Imaging, Imagining and Representation: Muslim Artists in NYC,” in Journal of Contemporary Islam,
     Dec 10, 2009 online, April 2010 paper journal.

 

Service on Academic Committees and Boards

  • AAR, Contemporary Islam Group, Steering Committee Member (2011-)
  • Graduate Theological Union, Faculty Council (2011-2012) 
  • Graduate Theological Union, Asia Project Board Member (2009-2011) 
  • UC Berkeley, Center for Race and Gender, Islamophobia Project Advisor and Journal Board Member
  • UC Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Department, Muslim Critical Studies Program Faculty, Granada, Spain
  • UC Berkeley, iGov Center for Institutions and Governance, Visiting Scholar, Religious Norms Project
  • UC Berkeley, Religion, Politics, Globalization Program, Steering Committee
  • Stanford University Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Public Education Advisory Board
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund, Advisory Board Member

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