South Asian Muslim Studies Association
2nd Annual Pre-Conference


National and Transnational Themes

in South Asian Muslim Studies”

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Conference Room 1



7:30 am - 8:30 am    Coffee and Light Breakfast

8:30 am                      Welcome: Roger D. Long, Eastern Michigan University

8:45 am - 10:15 am   Panel 1: Colonial Imprints and Ideological Discourses

Chair: Laura Dudley Jenkins, University of Cincinnati

Maria-Magdalena Fuchs, Princeton University | “Between Mosque, School, and Printing House: Muslim Associations in Colonial Punjab”

M. Raisur Rahman, Wake Forest University | “The Partition of India: Perspectives from Qasbahs”

Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University | “Is Islam (or Hinduism or Christianity) an Appropriate Term in the Secular Study of Religion?”

10:15 am - 10:30 am    Coffee Break (Foyer)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Panel 2: Educational Dynamics

Chair: Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University

Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina | “Discipline and Nurture: Living in a Girls’ Madrasa, Living in Community”

Mujeeb Ahmad, International Islamic University, Islamabad | “Educational Movements and Institutions of the South Asian Barelwis: A Case Study of the Da’wat-i-Islami”

Sanaa Riaz | “Islamic Schooling in South Asia: Trends and Transitions” 

12:30 pm -1:30 pm  Buffet Lunch: Concourse Hotel Ballroom

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Conference Room 1

1:45 pm -3:30 pm         Panel 3: Politico-Religious Dynamics

Chair: M. Raisur Rahman, Wake Forest University

Feisal Khan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges | “Struggling to Write a Constitution: The Long Gestation and Short Life of Pakistan’s First Islamic Constitution, 1948-1956”

Huma Baqai, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi | “Determinants of Rising Radicalization in Pakistan”

Megan Sijapati, Gettysburg College | “Situating Nepal in Muslim South Asia: Key Themes and Questions”

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm   Coffee Break (Foyer)

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm   Panel 4:  Social Dynamics

Chair: Theodore P. Wright, Jr, State University of New York, Albany

Christopher Candland, Wellesley College | “Government Charity and Political Emotions in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan”

Haimanti Roy, University of Dayton | “Muslim Citizenship in Post-Colonial India, 1950-65”

Farhat Haq, Monmouth College | “Pakistan Today: The View from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm   Reception

7:00 pm                     Dinner at Maharani Indian Restaurant,

              380 West Washington Avenue, Madison

List of Participants with Email Addresses

Ahmad, Mujeeb,, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Barqui, Huma,, Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Candland, Christopher,, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College

Fuchs, Maria-Magdalena,, Department of Religion, Princeton University

Gottschalk, Peter,, Department of Religion, Wesleyan University

Haq, Farhat,, International Studies, Monmouth College

Jenkins, Laura Dudley,, Political Science Department, University of Cincinnati

Khan, Feisal,, Department of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Long, Roger D.,, Department of History and Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University

Rahman, M. Raisur,, Department of History, Wake Forest University

Riaz, Sanaa,, Metropolitan State University, Denver

Roy, Haimanti,, Department of History, University of Dayton

Sanyal, Usha,, Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina

Sijapati, Megan,, Gettysburg College

Wright, Jr., Theodore P.,, Political Science, State University of New York, Albany