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{ Monthly Archives } May 2016


My blog entitled “Examining Islam Through Art,” is an attempt to engage with the themes of Islam creatively. The primary goal is to demystify Islam, acknowledge its universality and context, and highlight its beauty. Typically when we think of Islam from a Western, and more importantly, American point of view, we “otherize” and exoticize the […]

Fear of the Beard

This final post is in response to the last reading we did for the class– The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.  The novel follows the story of Changez, a Pakistani man who works in NYC after graduating from Princeton.  It details his struggles as a Pakistani man in NYC following the attacks on 9/11, but also […]