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The Hispanic as Crypto-Moor

A lecture by Anouar Majid, University of New England

Anouar Majid is a leading scholar and theorist of Muslim/Western relations in the long modern period (after 1492), or what he calls the  “post-Andalusian” age. His work and life have been profiled in the Bill Moyers Journal and by Al Jazeera, as well as by several national and international media organizations. He has been described by Cornel West as one of a few  "towering Islamic intellectuals."


Majid’s main academic articles have been seminal in their fields and his books have all been critically acclaimed. His books include Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World (Duke, 2000), Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age (Stanford, 2004), A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America (Minnesota, 2007) and We Are All Moors:  Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Muslims and Other Minorities (Minnesota, 2009).


Anouar Majid is also a novelist and magazine editor. He is the author of Si Yussef (1992), a pioneering novel in Anglophone Moroccan literature. In late 2003, he co-founded and started editing Tingis, the first Moroccan-American magazine of ideas and culture. The magazine has been featured in the Portland Press Herald, the Boston Globe, and other U.S. and Moroccan news organizations.


Majid is the founding director of the Center for Global Humanities at the University in New England in Maine. 

 

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