Hip Hop Islam: Commodification, Cooptation, and Confrontation in East Asia

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:50 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Room B544

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series

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Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.


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This presentation examines the different trajectories of Muslim hip hop culture in East Asia. The genre, which initially comes as a challenge to religious authorities and the state, has developed from a stigmatized art form to one that has been co-opted by grassroots organizations and government ministries.

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor at UCLA. He is an associate professor of sociology at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore and was the 2016 Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year. In 2017, he won the Nanyang Research Award for being one of the three best young professors in his university.

He is the author of five books including Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific and Digital Culture and Religion in Asia, and is the co-chief editor of the book series Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia. He is currently the Director of Peace Studies at the United Nations Association of Singapore.

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