"Towards a 'Bahamas-to-Bengal' Complex?"
Dr. Ken Chitwood (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures & Societies, Freie Universität Berlin) discusses how studies in Latin America and the Caribbean can challenge the scales of observation and omission that have compartmentalized global Islam. Includes a response from Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs (Humboldt Universität Berlin zu Berlin) and questions from attendees.
Islam and Muslim Communities in Latin America and the Carribean
This presentation views the story of Islam and Muslim communities- past and present- as part of, rather than as alien to, Latin America and the Caribbean. Instead of telling the stories in isolation from one another, Chitwood shares an overview of the historical and contemporary story of Muslims in Latin America and the Caribbean while not losing sight of hemispheric connections across the Americas.