Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, assistant professor of anthropology and African American studies at Purdue University, will present “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip-Hop in the United States” at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the Cone University Center, Room 113. The presentation was scheduled originally for March 15 but had to be postponed.
Khabeer is a scholar-artist-activist who uses anthropology and performance to explore the intersections of race and popular culture. She earned a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton University and is a graduate from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In addition, she has an Islamic Studies diploma from the Institute at Abu Nour University.
Her written work on Islam and hip-hop is accompanied by the performance ethnography “Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life,” a one-woman solo performance designed to present and represent her research and findings to diverse audiences in a way that disrupts accepted narratives on race and gender, religion, popular culture and citizenship in the contemporary United States.
The Center for Professional & Applied Ethics, Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund grants and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Speaker Funds are co-sponsoring this free, public talk.