Please join us for an exciting evening in which renowned scholar Dr Hamid Dabashi will speak on “Muslims, Coexistence and Cosmopolitanism”. The event will be held at the Edmonton Islamic Academy (14525 127 St, Edmonton, AB) and will begin at 5:30pm with refreshments and will be followed by Dr Dabashi's lecture.
Dr. Hamid Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York, He has taught and delivered lectures in many North and Latin American, European, Arab, and Iranian universities. He is a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, as well as a founding member of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Dr. Dabashi has written 25 books, edited 4, and contributed chapters to many more. He is also the author of over 100 essays, articles and book reviews in major scholarly and peer reviewed journals on subjects ranging from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, comparative literature, world cinema, and the philosophy of art (trans-aesthetics). His Most recent work includes Being A Muslim in the World (Palgrave 2013), Can Non-Europeans Think?
Hamid Dabashi is the Series Editor of Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World for Palgrave Macmillan. This series is putting forward a critical body of first rate scholarship on the literary and cultural production of the Islamic world from the vantage point of contemporary theoretical and hermeneutic perspectives, effectively bringing the study of Islamic literatures and cultures to the wider attention of scholars and students of world literatures.