Scholar Hussein Rashid to give al-Ghazali lecture at Elmhurst College on Oct. 29

October 18, 2017 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency.

To share his research on Muslims and American popular culture, Rashid writes and speaks about music, comics, movies and the blogistan.

A fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, Rashid will present The Uncanny Muslim: Real and Imagined in America, on October 29 as this year’s al-Ghazali lecture at Elmhurst College.

Hussein Rashid works with a variety of foundations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. He also is working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert for their “America to Zanzibar” exhibit.

Rashid has a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from Columbia University, a master’s in theological studies focusing on Islam, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern languages and cultures, focusing on South and Central Asia, from Harvard University.

The al-Ghazali lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

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