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Sana Amanat Supercharges The Comics World – Bwog

Sana Amanat Supercharges The Comics World – Bwog.

On Tuesday evening, Barnard’s Sulz Parlor was packed with eager listeners. Like her heroine, Sana Amanat was warm, funny and down-to-earth. Amanat, the child of Pakistani immigrants, worked in magazine publishing after graduating from Barnard. From there she moved to an indie comic book company. She was hired by Marvel in 2009, where she currently works as director of content and character development. 
 Interviewing her was Professor Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Barnard, whose work focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He starts with the most important question of all: How did her time at Barnard inform and prepare her for her work as a comic book editor?

Religion and the Digital Turn | Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life


Religion and the Digital Turn | Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
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The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study of Religion is built. By broadening the scope of what we can do with “religious” material, we can more broadly imagine what religion is
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Being the First: Reinventing Superheroes | Barnard College

Being the First: Reinventing Superheroes | Barnard College.

Sana Amanat '04, director of content and character development at Marvel Comics, created the first Muslim superhero with her own book series, Kamala Khan. Amanat joins Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Barnard College, to discuss growing up Pakistani- American and what Barnard meant to her. The evening will cover the journey she took to create a female comic book character in a male-dominated field, why Ms. Marvel is so important right now, and what’s next for women in comics. 

Discovery: Living Our Values | Trinity Church

Discovery: Living Our Values | Trinity Church.

This Week: American Values Religious Voices How might religious values be expressed in our current political situation? At this interfaith panel with Professor Aaron Koller, Professor Hussein Rashid, and Trinity’s Theologian-in-Residence, Dr. Deirdre Good, we will discuss our involvement in the project American Values Religious Voices (valuesandvoices.com).

Comics and Islam, Live at MICE 2017 – 004 Sacred & Sequential Audio | Sacred and Sequential

Comics and Islam, Live at MICE 2017 – 004 Sacred & Sequential Audio | Sacred and Sequential.

Muslim identity and practices are featured more comics than ever, from mainstream titles like Ms. Marvelto independent graphic memoirs. This panel at the 2017 Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) takes stock of this important growing field — including the brand-new book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation — and presents the perspectives of both academics and creators. Featuring discussion with Hussein Rashid (Religion Professor, Barnard College; Contributor, Muslim Superheroes), A. David Lewis (Instructor, MCPHS University; Co-Editor, Muslim Superheroes; writer, Kismet, Man of Fate), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator, Co-Director, BOY/BYE series MIPSTERZ project), and Hillary Chute (English Professor, Northeastern Unitersity).

Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center

Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center.
Following select performances of Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon's The Man in the High Castle), Hang a Tale Theater Company will welcome a diverse panel of guests to discuss the history of forced Japanese internment during WWII and the parallels to our current time, when Muslims and other minorities are again fighting to preserve their civil liberties. 
Panelists will include Julie Azuma (President of "Different Roads to Learning"), Albert Fox Cahn Esq. (Legal Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York), Allison Hi (member of the Day of Remembrance Committee), David Okada (co-chair of the Japanese American Citizen's League), Hussein Rashid, PhD (academic, speaker, educator, and founder of islamicate L3C) and playwright Jeanne Sakata (actor of film, television, and theater, and the writer of Hold These Truths). Other panelists may be added at a later date.

A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College

A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College.

Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come here how qawwali, a Muslim devotional music from South Asia, is now an American music.

Speaking Event: al-Ghazali Lecture: The Uncanny Muslim: Real and Imagined in America

The al-Ghazali Lecture

Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. To share his research on Muslims and American popular culture, he writes and speaks about music, comics, movies and the blogistan. He currently is a fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and also is working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert for their “America to Zanzibar” exhibit.


Panel: Comics and Islam, Boston, Oct. 21

Comics and Islam

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday, October 21, 2017

Muslim identity and practices are featured more comics than ever, from mainstream titles like Ms. Marvelto independent graphic memoirs. This panel takes stock of this important growing field — including the brand-new book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation — and presents the perspectives of both academics and creators.

 

Hussein Rashid – Religion Professor, Barnard College; Contributor, Muslim Superheroes
A. David Lewis – Faculty Associate, MCPHS; Co-Editor, Muslim Superheroes
Sara Alfageeh – Illustrator, Co-Director, BOY/BYE series MIPSTERZ project