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Zareena A Grewal ‌Dr. Zareena A. Grewal,

Yale University

Is the Quran a Good Book?

Thursday, March 21,  6:30 p.m.
Rhea Miller Recital Hall
Book signing and reception to follow

Zareena A Grewal is an Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, and Anthropology at Yale University. Her research focuses on race, gender, religion, nationalism, and transnationalism across a wide spectrum of American Muslim communities. Her first book was Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU 2013). Her first documentary film was By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam (Cinema Guild 2004). Her forthcoming book, Is the Quran a Good Book? traces the place of Islamic scripture in the American imagination, particularly in relation to national debates about tolerance. She has received awards for her writing and research grants from the Fulbright, Wenner Gren, and Luce Foundations.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for a reception and book signing immediately following the lecture.


The William and Julia Edwards Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

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