Webinar: Studying Global Muslim Mobilities: Approaches and Experiences

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


An online panel on ways to study Global Muslim Mobilities. We discussed various approaches in analysing transnationalism, migration, and global interconnectivity of the globalised Muslim World, and how they intersect with issues such as authorities, orthodoxies, identities, nationalities, gender, and social class. The panel highlighted three case studies of Muslim mobilities from different parts of the world, including the understudied regions of Central Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr Sayed Mahdi Mosawi discussed Afghan Refugees and the Politics of Othering in Iran, Dr Syamsul Rijal chronicled the Diasporic Connections and Cultural-Religious Revival amongst the Yemeni-Hadhrami Communities in Indonesia, and Dr Mira Al Hussain presented her study that inquires Why are Gulf Citizens Leaving for Europe? A New Phenomenon amongst Khaleeji Emigres.
This panel was chaired by Dr Sarah Muwahidah and Dr Kholoud Al Ajarma served as the discussant. The discussion provided snapshots of topics offered by the University of Edinburgh MSc on the Globalised Muslim World and was part of the Alwaleed Centre’s broader efforts to “de-centre” Islamic studies.
Period14 Mar 2023
Held atIndonesian International Islamic University, Indonesia
Degree of RecognitionInternational