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The Racialization of Islam and U.S. Empire:

Implications for Scholarship on American Religions

The Racialization of Islam and U.S. Empire: Implications for Scholarship on American Religions, is the title of a lecture at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in room 3027 of the Harper Center on the Creighton campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton University Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society. Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of African American Studies and Religious Studies at Northwestern University, will discuss the radicalization of Islam and its relation to the U.S. Empire.

Johnson is the author The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianly: Race, Heathens, and the People of God in 2004. Currently he is working on a history of colonialism and African American religions, which examines the complicated relationship between black religions and colonialism as a historic and on-going American phenomenon both within and beyond U.S. borders.

For more information contact Colleen Hastings at colleenhastings@creighton.edu.