The IRCPL Religion and Public Life Series
Hussein Rashid –
Religion and the Digital Turn
The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study of Religion is built. By broadening the scope of what we can do with “religious” material, we can more broadly imagine what religion is.
Hussein Rashid, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in Barnard Colleges’s Department of Religion. He teaches courses on Islam, and religion and popular culture. He is the also the founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His research interests focus on representations of Muslims in American popular culture. He has published academic articles on music, comics, film and television, intra-Muslim racism, and digital humanities in the Study of Religion.
He is the lead content advisor for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s exhibit, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far.
www.husseinrashid.com | @islamoyankee