Author Anouar Majid to discuss 'Being Muslim in America' Feb. 26

Author Anouar Majid to discuss 'Being Muslim in America' Feb. 26

Author and professor Dr. Anouar Majid of the University of New England in Maine will discuss "Being Muslim in America" in a 7 p.m. talk Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the auditorium of O'Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the university's Muslim Christian Dialogue Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Anouar Majid

Majid is professor and founding chair of the English Department at the University of New England. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World (Duke University Press, 2000), Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age (Stanford University Press, 2004), and A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). 

He also edits Tingis, a Moroccan-American magazine he co-founded in 2003. Majid has lectured and given keynote addresses at major universities. His work has been profiled on PBS and Al Jazeera.

His lecture is co-sponsored by St. Thomas' Theology Department, Justice and Peace Studies and American Culture and Difference programs, and Faculty Development.

For more information, contact the center at (651) 962-5650 or