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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Academic Network at Virginia Tech

Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Academic Network Virginia Tech 

Our Objectives
We have created a mailing list for scholars who may be interested in exchanging academic information related with Islam and Muslim Societies. You will find the information necessary to be a subscriber to this list. This is a scholarly network on Islam and Muslim Societies, which facilitates the academic exchange of information on conferences, panels, articles, books, and events. This network does not promote the orientalist approach toward Islam and Muslim Societies. We believe that Islam is a part and parcel of World civilization and has contributed toward the humanistic value of mankind. However, the last two hundreds years of human history shows us that Muslim Societies have been subject to a colonialist process. This process has transformed Islam from its original meaning and message to that of a reactionary identity. Therefore, today in Muslim Societies we witness poverty, economic inequality, chaotic urbanization, corruption, anti-democratic regimes, gender inequality, and occupations.

The Worldwide Islam Scholars Network promotes C. Wright Mills’ Sociological Imagination perspectives in relation to Islam and Muslim Societies. Within this network of Sociologists, Political Scientists, Religious Studies Scholars, Historians, we will exchange scholarly information on Islam and Muslim societies.  

The Sociology of Islam Academic Mailing list at Virginia Tech University is a free professional and academic networking tool to encourage interaction between individuals & organizations involved in Islam/Sociology of Islam/Islamist Movements and related fields worldwide. Members and subscribers are encouraged to dialogue and share resources on books, articles, conferences, teaching, and other related purposes.

The Archive at Virginia Tech
April 2007 – October 2009
April 2014 - Present

The Archive at Portland State University
November 2009 – April 2014


*  Country                
*  -------                    
*  (AC)                                  
*  Armenia                             
*  Australia                            
*  Austria                               
*  Bangladesh                         
*  Belgium                              
*  Bosnia and Herzegovina    
*  Botswana                           
*  Brazil                                 
*  Bulgaria                              
*  Canada                               
*  Chile                                   
*  Czech Republic                  
*  Denmark                            
*  (ED)                                        
*  (EU)                                               
*  Egypt                                 
*  Finland                               
*  Former                               
*  France                                
*  Germany                            
*  Hungary                             
*  India                                   
*  Ireland                                
*  Islamic Republic of Iran     
*  Israel                                  
*  Italy                                         
*  Japan                                  
*  Kenya                                
*  Kuwait                               
*  Kyrgyzstan                        
*  Lebanon                             
*  Luxembourg                       
*  Malaysia                            
*  Mexico                               
*  Morocco                            
*  Netherlands                        
*  New Zealand                      
*  Nigeria                                
*  Norway                              
*  Pakistan                             
*  Poland                                
*  Qatar                                  
*  Republic of Korea              
*  Russian Federation            
*  Saudi Arabia                      
*  Singapore                           
*  South Africa                      
*  Spain                                  
*  Sweden                               
*  Switzerland                        
*  Turkey                               
*  Tanzania                            
*  United Arab Emirates       
*  United kingdom                 
*  United states                      

* Total number of academicians subscribed to the list:          3875
* Total number of countries represented:                               56
* Total number of universities represented:                           473






Dear Sociology of Islam Subscribers,


1.     Please send us informational messages, such as job ads, syllabi, research requests, new books or articles, conference and panel announcements, news and articles related to Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies.
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1.     The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Mailing List follows the ASA code of Ethics: http://www.asanet.org/about/ethics.cfm 
2.     Members who violate this code of ethics will be removed from the list.

1.     The Sociology of Islam subscription is open to anyone who is either a scholar or a student of Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies. The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Scholarly Network reserves the right not to include and to remove those who appear not to meet this criterion. However, we do not accept subscription request from anonymous email accounts, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmx (or other); therefore, you should email your subscription request from your university email address with your full name.

Committee on Ethic and Implementation of Rules

This committee will review the cases and will decide about their compliance with stated rules, regulations and code of ethnics of the list. It will consist of 5 members. The majority of the voters will elect the members of this committee. Term Limit: Two years period.

Moderators: Moderator position is open to any of the subscribers of the Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Mailing List who has been in the list more than two years. Candidate for being a moderator should send her/his short CV to the list and the majority of the voters will elect it.Term Limit: One year.

Subscribers: The following people can be subscribers to the mailing list:

·      Emeritus/ Emeriti faculty with university email addresses
·      Full, Associate and Assistant Professors with university email addresses;
·      Visiting Assistant Professors with university email addresses;
·      Adjunct and Fixed Term Instructors with university email addresses;
·      PhD, MA and Undergraduate students with university email addresses;
·      Think-Tank scholars with email addresses from their organizations;
·      Staff who work at Middle East or Islamic Studies Centers with university email addresses;
·      Independent Scholars with university or institutional email addresses

If you would like to be a member of this academic network, please email me at tugrulk (at) vt.edu

Tugrul Keskin
Director of Center for the Global Governance
Shanghai University

Recent Books:
·         Middle East Studies after September 11 Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia. Brill, 2018. https://brill.com/view/title/26757
·         U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State. Routledge, 2018. https://www.routledge.com/US-Foreign-Policy-in-the-Middle-East-From-American-Missionaries-to-the/Gresh-Keskin/p/book/9780815347149

Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)
Region Editor of Critical Sociology (Middle East and North Africa)


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