Center for the Study of Muslim Societies (CSMS) Workshops

This workshop series was designed to activate, realize and institutionalize Columbia University’s new Center for the Study of Muslim Societies. This emerging collective acts as an umbrella for faculty collaborations in cutting-edge research, integrated programming, innovative teaching and new forms of public outreach across the related fields of research on Islam and Muslim societies at Columbia University. It addresses majority and minority Muslim societies, and their intersections with other religions, cultures and secular outlooks. CSMS crosses disciplines, area specializations and schools to create an institutional venue for faculty to collaborate on scholarly projects, build new initiatives and develop pedagogical tools. CSMS draws together over 80 Columbia scholars and 14 language lecturers concerned with aspects of Muslim societies, including those in the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas. The ISERP workshops enable CSMS to gather and focus its community of scholars: the individuals scattered across schools and disciplines at Columbia who concentrate on Islamic studies and the study of Muslim cultures and societies.

Faculty Sponsor: 

Brinkley Messick

Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies; Director, Middle East Institute

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is closed in accordance with the University’s COVID-19 policy.  Please click here for additional information and guidance for students, affiliates, and employees.


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