This Muslim-American Life, in the Age of Donald Trump
A talk by award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi, who writes about Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 America.
Award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi, who writes about Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 America, will give a talk, “This Muslim-American Life, in the Age of Donald Trump,” Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m., in Blaustein Humanities Center, Room 210. The event is sponsored by the College’s Global Islamic Studies Program and is free and open to the public.
Bayoumi, an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, is the author of the critically acclaimed “How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America,” which won an American Book Award and won the Arab American Book Award for Non-fiction. The book has also been translated into Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers.
“Moustafa Bayoumi is a leading and thoughtful voice on the experiences of Arabs and Muslims in the United States and we are delighted to have him come speak to our campus community,” says Eileen Kane, director of the College’s Global Islamic Studies Program.
Panel discussions on “How Does It Feel To be Problem?” have been convened at The Museum of the City of New York, PEN American Center, Drexel Law School, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the book has been chosen as the common reading for incoming first-year students at colleges and universities across the country.
Bayoumi’s latest book, “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror,” was chosen as a Best Book of 2015 by The Progressive magazine and was also awarded the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2016. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The National,CNN.com, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Progressive, and more. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on CNN, FOX News, Book TV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets from around the world.
For more information, contact Eileen Kane, associate professor of history, firstname.lastname@example.org.