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Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 2024)

This issue features an interview about Islam and Hip Hop and Brazil, an investigation of the solidarities between Puerto Rican Muslims and Palestine and an invitation to an ongoing discussion about Muslim contributions to civil society in the Caribbean.

Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 2023/24)

This issue grew out of a colloquium hosted by LACISA and sponsored by the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at IUPUI in 2022. The colloquium featured a range of presentations based on original research that spoke to how Muslims in Latin America and Latinx Muslims in the US are engaging in a wide range of philanthropic activities and activism to address what they see as critical issues facing the world and that they view as aligned with their faith.

Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 2023)

As many within our network are aware, a new wave of works on the subject has emerged in recent years, taking the field in new directions, moving beyond population surveys and brief histories to complicate our understanding of social and spatial scales such as the Americas, the Atlantic, or global Islam.

Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 2023)

Transregional connections, the global and the local, migrants and movement. This edition of the LACISA Newsletter highlights how each is a key dynamic in the make-up of Muslim socialities across Latin America and the Caribbean, from Brazil to Colombia, Puerto Rico to Chile.

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 2023)

This edition leads off with a review from our Assistant Editor, Rahma Maccarone, who comments on the contributions made by the book, The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic.

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 2022/23)

Welcome to the first edition of LACISA's third volume. Two years ago, when we sent out our very first edition we hoped to connect persons with an interest in the study of Islam and Muslim communities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the networks that exist across, between, and beyond the American hemisphere.

Vol. 2, No. 4 (Summer 2022)

This edition of the LACISA Newsletter, which rounds out our second full year of publication, reflects on how race, religion, colonial legacies, and overlapping transnational trajectories form a complex core for our research on Islam and Muslim communities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latinx U.S.

Vol. 2, No. 3 (Spring 2022)

This edition of the newsletter reflects global/local processes in various ways, via news reports from Texas, new research on philanthropic networks, and a new logo for our network.

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Winter 2022)

In this edition, we have contributions from storytellers telling different tales, creating new chronicles, and challenging established frames. From perspectives on the “Muslim woman” to the meaning of center-periphery relations for people from the supposed margins, from the Black diaspora to the importance of collecting “stories” to share with others.

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 2021)

When we launched the Latin America and Caribbean Islamic Studies Newsletter last year, our hope was to connect an ever-expanding network of scholars, journalists, and interested members of the public looking to learn more about Islam and Muslims in the region.

Vol. 1, No. 4 (Summer 2021)

the fourth edition of the Latin America & Caribbean Islamic Studies Newsletter features the launch of our own digital research resource: our Annotated Bibliography, a starting point for educators, researchers, journalists, artists, and those interested in learning more about global Islam and Muslim cultures and societies in América.

Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 2021)

In this, our third edition, we get to hear from two of our members: Dr. Aisha Khan (New York University) and Dr. Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín (Universidad Manuela Beltrán).

Vol. 1, No. 2 (Winter 2021)

This second edition of the Latin America & Caribbean Islamic Studies Newsletter revolves around two themes. First, the arrival of Muslims in the early Americas and the politics that governed them. Second, 'Sufism' in Latin America, specifically focusing on a local Sufi order in Mexico City and their role in some of global Islam's transregional networks.

Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 2020)

This first edition of the newsletter focuses on the Anglophone Caribbean, with a spotlight on Dr. Aliyah Khan's new work, Far From Mecca (Rutgers University Press). It also features other works with the same regional scope, recent news, and the invitation to share your own resources, articles, and opportunities with the rest of us.