Muslims have lived in the United States for centuries … Yet few Americans comprehend the diversity of beliefs and traditions associated with Islam. This lecture discusses the arrival of Muslims in America, their community's transformation and growth in the 20th century.
About the Speaker
Armin Langer, PhD
Armin Langer is a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for European Studies. Prior to joining CES, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at Brandeis University’s Schusterman Center for Israel Studies in Waltham, MA, a Transatlantic Partnership on Memory & Democracy Fellow at the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and worked for the Center for Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Oral History interview with Ahmed Sherif. Ahmed Sherif served on the Islamic Center of Gainesville’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006 and was previously the president of Islam on Campus, which was founded in 1997 to promote accurate information about Islam at the University of Florida. In this interview, Sherif discusses his own experience of living as a Muslim and learning about Islam in the United States, Islam on Campus activities, and challenges going forward in overcoming stereotypes of Muslims and the Islamic faith. The interview was conducted by Doug Malenfant for the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida in 2009. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO.