Khoja Studies listserv: Linking Religious Studies to the Western Indian Ocean World

Khoja Studies listserv: Linking Religious Studies to the Western Indian Ocean WorldIqbal Akhtar: The Western Indian Ocean Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami is pleased to announce the launch of its Khōjā Studies Listserv. Khōjā Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that connects religious studies, diaspora studies, and postcolonial studies to South Asian and African area studies within the framework of the Western Indian Ocean to answer historical questions of aesthetics, authority, identity, and the circulation of ideas across the littoral. The listserv is particularly sensitive to providing full-text and PDFs of articles for scholars in the Global South and providing a platform for the expression of emic perspectives of the communities researched. Most importantly, what drives the listserv is intellectual curiosity that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

To sign up, visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/khojastudies

For more information on Western Indian Ocean Studies at FIU, visit http://khoja.fiu.edu/

 

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