Curriculum Vitae – Shabana Mir

SHABANA MIR

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Education Policy Studies, 2006

Indiana University, Bloomington

External Minor: Anthropology

Internal Concentration: Comparative and International Education

 

M.Phil., School Development, 1995

Cambridge University (U.K.)

 

M.A., English Literature, 1991

Punjab University (Lahore, Pakistan)

 

B.A., English Literature, 1987 (Highest Honors)

Kinnaird College for Women (Lahore)
EMPLOYMENT

 

Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Anthropology & General Education, 2015 to date

American Islamic College

 

Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Anthropology & Global Studies, 2012-2014

Millikin University

 

Assistant Professor, Qualitative Inquiry & Social Foundations of Education, 2008-2012

Oklahoma State University

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

American Islamic College, 2015 to date

Islam in America (undergraduate; Spring 2017)

Special Topics: Fear of Islam (undergraduate; Spring 2017)

Intro to Cultural Anthropology (undergraduate; Fall 2016)

World Muslim Literature (graduate; Fall 2016)

Muslim & Modernity (undergraduate; Spring 2016

Special Topics: Education (graduate; Spring 2016)

Social Research Methods (undergraduate; Fall 2015)

Islam & Gender Studies (graduate; Fall 2015)

 

University of Southern California (online), Department of Educational Leadership, 2014-2015

Framing Educational Leadership (graduate; Fall 2014)

Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity (graduate; Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

 

Millikin University, 2012-2014

Global Politics of the Veil (undergraduate; Fall 2012)

Anthropology as Activism (undergraduate; Spring 2013)

Researching the College Campus (undergraduate; Fall 2013)

Globalization and Education (undergraduate; Fall 2013)

Immigrant Literature (undergraduate; Spring 2014)

Understanding Culture (undergraduate; Spring 2014, Summer 2014)

 

Oklahoma State University, 2008-2012

Qualitative Research (graduate; Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011)

Introduction to Qualitative Research (graduate; Fall 2008, Spring 2010)

Cultural Anthropology of Education (graduate; Fall 2010)

Diversity and Equity in Education (graduate; Spring 2011)

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999-2001

Education and American Culture (undergraduate; Fall 1999, Spring 2000)

 

Eastern Illinois University, Secondary Education & Foundations, 1998-1999

Diversity in Schools and Societies (undergraduate; Fall 1998, Spring 1999)

 

International Islamic University, Islamabad (Pakistan), 1991-1994

Academic English (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels) (undergraduate; Fall 1991, Spring 1992, Fall 1992, Spring 1993, Fall 1993, Spring 1994)

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Resilience, and employment and development pathways among Pakistani faculty. Research observations and faculty interviews at Lahore University of Management Sciences and Forman Christian College, Lahore, December 2016

 

Higher Education Reform in Pakistan. Lahore (Pakistan), 2012-2014, 2016

 

Cultural Conflict, Transition, & Parental Involvement at Title I Schools. Stillwater Public Schools, Oklahoma, 2011-2012

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2008

 

Research Fellow, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown

University, Washington, DC, 2002-2004

 

Student Research Affiliate, Pluralism Project, Harvard University. Report: “’You Can’t Really Look Normal and Dress Modestly:’ The problem of dress & American Muslim women college students,” 2005-2006

 

Research Assistant, Robert F. Arnove, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1997-1998

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

 

Mir, S. (2014). Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Lives and Identities. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press.

 

Hefner, C.M. (2015) Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 46(2), 199-201

Fatnassi, Aziz (2015) FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(2), Article 8. Available at: http://preserve.lehigh.edu/fire/vol2/iss2/8

Sincoff-Yedid, Ariel (2015) FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(2), Article 7. Available at: http://preserve.lehigh.edu/fire/vol2/iss2/7

Book Review: Muslim American women on campus by Shabana Mir, Muslimah Media Watch, September 30, 2014

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mmw/2014/09/book-review-muslim-american-women-on-campus-by-shabana-mir/

Interviewed at “New Books in Islamic Studies” http://newbooksinislamicstudies.com/

Interviewed and quoted in “Islam, the American Way,” Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 16, 2014

Book Review in The Washington Post, March 7, 2014

Book Review at alt-muslimah.com http://www.altmuslimah.com/index.php/b/print/4896

Book Review in Choice Reviews Online, July 2014, 51(11), 6466

Book Review at Review Times http://reviewtimes.com

Listed among selected titles at Library Journal http://tinyurl.com/n6bc82c

 

Mir, S. (1996). Umar and the Bully (national award-winning juvenile fiction). Leicester, U.K.: The Islamic Foundation

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Mir, S. (2011). “Just to Make Sure People Know I Was Born Here:” American Muslim Undergraduate Women’s Construction of Americanness. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 32(4), 547-563.

Mir, S. (2009). “Not too ‘College-Like,’ Not too Normal:” American Muslim Undergraduate Women’s Gendered Discourses. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 40(3), 237–256.

Mir, S. (2007). “Where you stand on dating defines you:” American Muslim Women Students & Cross-Gender Interaction on Campus. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 24(3), 69-91.

 

Book Chapters

Mir, S. (2018). “Shifting the Conversation: An Interview with G. Willow Wilson.” In Ms. Marvel in America. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

 

Mir, S. (2013). “Higher Education in the Middle East: challenges and opportunities.” In R. F. Arnove & C. A. Torres, eds. Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global & the Local, pp. 369-378. 4th edition. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

 

Shumar, W. & S. Mir (2011). “Cultural anthropology looks at higher education.” In B. A. Levinson & M. Pollock, eds. A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (Blackwell Companions to Anthropology), pp. 445-460. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Mir, S. (2009). “’I didn’t want to have that outcast belief about alcohol:” Muslim women encounter drinking cultures on campus.” In Y. Haddad & J. Smith, eds. Educating the Muslims of America, pp. 209-230. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mir, S. (2009). “Diversity, self, faith & friends: Muslim undergraduates on campus.” In O. Sensoy & C. Stonebanks, eds. Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity & Pluralism, pp. 117-134. Sense Publishers. (Winner of the Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book award.)

Christina, R. with S. Mir & G. Mehran. (1999). “Education in the Middle East: challenges & opportunities.” In R. F. Arnove & C. A. Torres, eds. Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global & the Local, pp. 357-383. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield (3 editions).

Mir, S. (2007). “Dress” (pp. 196-198), “Headscarf” (pp. 279-283) co-authored with S. A. White, “Progressive Muslims” (pp. 515-517), and “Puberty” (pp. 517-518). In J. Cesari, ed. Encyclopedia of Islam in North America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Hermansen, M. & S. Mir (2006). “Identity Jihads: Muslim Youth & Spirituality. In K. M. Yust, A. N. Johnson, S. E. Sasso, & E. C. Roehlkepartain, eds. Nurturing Child & Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions, pp. 423-436. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Mir, S. (2002). “Khwaja Ghulam Farid.” In Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Vol. 2, pp. 364-365. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

 

Book Reviews

 

Mir, S. (2017). Review of Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani, and Jana Rumminger, eds., 2016. Journal for the Society for Contemporary Thought & the Islamicate World, 5/2/2017.

Mir, S. (2015). Review of Pedagogized Muslimness: Religion and culture as identity politics in the classroom, Mette Buchardt, 2014. European Education, 47(2), 185-187.

Mir, S. (2015). Review of Mobilizing Piety: Islam and feminism in Indonesia, R. Rinaldo, 2013. Ethnic & Racial Studies, 38(13), 2454-2456.

Mir, S. (2012). Review of Religious Diversity & Children’s Literature, C. R. Green & S. B. Oldendorf, 2011. Religion & Education, 39(3), 338-340.

Mir, S. (2010). Review of Muslim-American Youth: Understanding Hyphenated Identities through Multiple Methods, S. Selcuk & M. Fine. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 41(4), 395-397.

Mir, S. (2007). Review of Concentric Circles: Nurturing Awe & Wonder in Early Learning, E.R. Harder with M. Iqbal. Islamic Studies, 46(4), 574-576.

Mir, S. (2007). Review of All-American Yemeni Girls, L. K. Sarroub. Journal of Religion, 87(3), 469-470.

Mir, S. (2004). Review of The Muslim Veil in North America, S. Alvi, H. Hoodfar, & S. McDonough, eds. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 21(4), 110-112.

Mir, S. (2000). Review of Windows of Faith, G. Webb. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 18(4), 195-199.

 

Selected Awards and Honors

 

2014    Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association

 

2014    Outstanding Book Award, National Association for Ethnic Studies

 

2010    Presidential Early Career Fellowship, Council on Anthropology & Education, American Anthropological Association

 

2006    Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology & Education

 

2005    Brass Crescent Award for Best Female Blog, Koonj

 

Grants & Fellowships

 

Grant for research on Pakistani higher education, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 2016

 

Sponsored by Center for Research and Security Studies to lecture and lead discussions at various Pakistani universities, 2014

 

Sponsored by President of Pakistan’s fund for the development of educational and professional expertise in higher education, Lahore College for Women University, 2013

 

Sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to lead faculty development course in research methods, Lahore College for Women University, 2012

 

Fellowship and grant for book manuscript preparation, International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2008

 

Research grant for follow-up data collection at Georgetown University and George Washington University, Oklahoma State University, 2009

 

Research grant for conducting qualitative interviews at the University of Texas, Oklahoma State University, 2008

 

Student Travel Grant, American Anthropological Association annual conference, 2004

 

Indiana University School of Education Fellowships, 1996, 2001, 2003

 

Abdul Aziz Abahsain Academic Scholarship for graduate study at Indiana University, Bloomington, 1996

 

Dr. Muslehuddin Trust Academic Scholarship for graduate study at University of Cambridge, 1994

 

Media Presentations

 

Interview on Roundhouse Radio, “The theater of faculty diversification,” 7/4/2017. At http://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-10927

 

Interview on Radio Islam, “Challenges of identity and inclusion on campus,” 4/19/2017. At http://www.radioislam.com/node/17188

 

Interview on Radio Azad, “Zindagi ke Rang,” 4/16/2016. At https://www.mixcloud.com/Radioazad/radio-azad-zindagi-ke-rang-american-muslim-women-with-dr-shabana-mir-april-16-2016/

 

Interview featured on Vancouver Cooperative Radio show, “Bulland Awaaz”, 2/22/2016. At http://www.coopradio.org/content/bulland-awaaz-274

 

Interview on Radio Islam, “Who’s New at American Islamic College,” 10/23/2015. At http://www.radioislam.com/node/1458

 

BBC World Live program, “Have Your Say” as expert on Western Muslim youth, religion, and radicalization, 2/27/2015. Video file available on request.

 

Mir, S. (2014). Participated in Defense & Diplomacy, a political talk show on Pakistan Television. Video: http://tinyurl.com/ldhtzdr

 

Mir, S. (2014). “Podcast of Interview,” New Books in Islamic Studies (cross-posted at New Books in Anthropology and New Books in Education). At http://newbooksinislamicstudies.com

 

Invited Talks

 

Mir, S. (2017) “Being Muslim on Campus,” 11/10/2017, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Keynote panel speaker, University of Southern California Summit on De-Institutionalizing Islamophobic on College Campuses, 9/8/2017, Los Angeles.

Identity & Experiences: A Conversation with Muslim Women Professionals, University of Southern California, 9/8/2017.

Mir, S. (2017) “Pitfalls & Promise of Interfaith Engagement,” 3/29/2017, University of Management & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Mir, S. (2017) “Emptying Your Heart,” lecture and interfaith dialogue at Buddhist Temple of Chicago, IL, 2/26/2017.

Mir, S. (2016) “Empowering Muslim American Students: The realities of college and more,” lecture and panel at College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL. Announcement at http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-april-8-workshops-at-clc-on-muslim-american-2016-04-03-story.html

Mir, S. (2016) “Empowering Muslim American Students: What can CLC do?” workshop for faculty and staff, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL. Announcement at http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160404/submitted/160409609/

Mir, S. (2016) “Critical Approaches in the Teaching of Islamic Studies: American Islamic College,” panel presentation at Islamic Society of North America annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Mir, S. (2015) “Muslim American Women on Campus: Difficult identity work in campus culture,” lecture at American Islamic College, Chicago, IL. Available at:  https://youtu.be/4cEvkDybXAA

Mir, S. (2015) “Muslim American Women on Campus,” lecture at International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, VA. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2OAkuClats

Mir, S. (2014). “Muslim American Women Meet College Culture,” lecture at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Mir, S. (2014). “Muslim American Women on Campus,” lecture at Purdue University Department of Anthropology, West Lafayette, IN.

Mir, S. (2014). Highlighted lecture:Diversity and Internationalization: Global higher education and student culture on U.S. campuses,” Midwestern Comparative & International Education Society, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (2014). “Muslim American Undergraduate Women Meet College Leisure Culture,” lecture on Muslim American Women on Campus, Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY.

Mir, S. (2014). “Meet the Author” lecture, discussion, and book signing at Islamic Society of North America annual convention, Detroit, MI.

Mir, S. (2014). “Comparative perspectives on the role of religion in political governance: Pakistan and the U.S.” Lectures in the “Religion, Governance, & Community Lecture Series” sponsored by the Center for Research and Security Studies, Islamabad (Pakistan). Delivered lectures and participated in discussions with Pakistani university students, faculty, journalists, and politicians on religion and political governance at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Forman Christian College, Peshawar University, Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, and Center for Research and Security, Islamabad.

Mir, S. (2013). “Balancing critical citizenship & research methods in the Social Action Project.” Presentation for Active Citizens Program, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.   

Mir, S. (2013). “Muslim students at American college campuses.” Lecture in the Islamic World Studies Lecture Series at Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Mir, S. (2013). “Muslim American undergraduates in college leisure culture.” University of Illinois Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series, Urbana, IL.

Mir, S. (2012). “Muslim American youth identity in the spaces of campus peer culture: essentialism & resistance.” Invited presentation at the Migrations of Islam Symposium, Michigan State University Muslim Studies, Lansing, MI.

Mir, S. (2011). “Peer culture as campus policy: American Muslim women students’ identity navigation.” Invited presentation at the Conference on The Politics of Negotiation: Muslim Subjectivities in ‘Western’ Contexts. The Aga Khan University (UK) Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations: London (U.K.)

Mir, S. (2008). “Researching Muslim American youth.” Invited presentation at International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, VA.

Mir, S. (2007). “A critical history of Muslim women’s religious scholarship.” Roundtable keynote at the annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists (Canada).

Mir, S. (2007). “The women of the Qur’an: anti-patriarchal equality, spirituality, and power.” Lecture in the Overseas Scholars Lecture Series, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Mir, S. (2007). “A history of Muslim women’s theological scholarship.” Invited lecture at the International Islamic University Women’s Campus, Islamabad.

Mir, S. (2007). “Research methodology.” Invited lecture & discussion at the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Mir, S. (2007). “American Muslim women students & campus culture.” Invited lecture at the International Islamic University Women’s Campus, Islamabad.

Mir, S. (2007). “The gender gap in Islamic scholarship.” Invited lecture at the Muslim Student Association, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Mir, S. (2007). “Islamic law & gender justice.” Invited panelist at the Islamic Law in the West Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC. Video: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/video_2007.cfm [“Islam & Gender Politics” at 1:06].

Mir, S. (2007). “You can’t really look normal and dress modestly: American Muslim women constructing a third space on campus.” Invited lecture at the University of Georgia Women’s Studies Institute, Athens, GA.

Mir, S. (2006). “Unhappy religiosity.” Lecture and discussion as retreat leader at Annual Ramadan Retreat of AMILA (American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism), San Francisco, CA.

Mir, S. (2006). “Women of the Quran: Mary, Asiyah, & Hagar.” Invited lecture at Muslim Student Association, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Mir, S. (2005). “Principles of Progressive Islam.” Invited presentation at Center for Global Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Mir, S. (2004). “’I didn’t want to have that outcast belief about alcohol:’ American Muslim women on campus.” Invited lecture at Institute for Social Policy Understanding conference, Detroit, MI.

Mir, S. (2003). “American Muslim women university students: The significance of clothing.” Presenter at Harvard University Pluralism Project Student Affiliate Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Mir, S. (2001). “Gender inequity in Muslim organizational contexts.” Invited lecture at Muslim Student Association annual convention, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Mir, S. (2000). “The role of teachers in Pakistani educational reform.” Invited lecture at the Institute of Leadership & Management, Lahore (Pakistan).

Mir, S. (2000). “The role of teachers in educational reform.” Invited lecture at The Punjab School teachers’ workshop, Lahore (Pakistan).

Mir, S. (1999). “Muslim students in residence halls.” Presentation discussion at Diversity Training event, Indiana University Residential Services, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (1999). “Muslim youth & their parents.” Invited lecture at Muslim Student Association Family Weekend, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Mir, S. (1999). “The foundations of spiritual intent.” Keynote lecture Muslim Student Association Graduation Day Reception, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Mir, S. (1998). “Muslims in Hollywood.” Invited lecture for Indiana University Muslim Student Union Islam Awareness Week, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (1998). “Religious education & training in Muslim religious organizations: A critical analysis.” Invited lecture at Muslim Student Association annual convention, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Mir, S. (1997). “Islam.” Invited lecture at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (1996). “Muslim women in religious leadership.” Presenter, Women Religious Leaders’ Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (1996). “Gender in the Qur’anic chapter ‘Light.’” Invited lecture, Cambridge University Islamic Society, Cambridge, U.K.

Mir, S. (1995). “Rational Evidence & Religious Belief.” Invited lecture at Birmingham University Islamic Society, Birmingham, UK.

Mir, S. (1994 – 1995). Weekly discussion leader at the Islamic Society, Cambridge University.

Mir, S. (1988-1993). Discussion leader at Punjab University, Lahore and various venues, Islamabad (Pakistan).

 

Online Presentations

 

Gender, Islam, and America. Skype class discussion, Williams College, MA, 4/17/2017.

Muslim Americans and gender. Skype class discussion, Pacific Lutheran University, 10/31/2017.

Muslim American Women in Campus Culture. Skype class discussion, Mars Hill University, NC, 11/21/2016.

Muslim American Women on Campus. Skype class discussion on Diversity & Equity in Education, Oklahoma State University, 2016.

Muslim American Women on Campus. Skype class discussion on Education, University of Texas, 2015.

Muslim American Women on Campus. Skype class discussion on Diversity & Equity in Education, Oklahoma State University, 2015.

Muslim American Women on Campus. Skype class discussion in “Religion and Public Education,” University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2014.

“Muslim women and feminism.” Skype discussion in Women’s Studies class, Goshen College, 2010.

 

Conference presentations  

 

Mir, S. (2017). Discussant, “A Dialogue of Civilizations,” US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium Conference, National Defense University, Islamabad, 3/31/2017.

Mir, S. (2014). “Dancing in front of boys can taint you: Muslim American women on campus.” Paper delivered at Michigan State University Muslim Studies conference, “The Global Halal,” East Lansing, MI.

Mir, S. (2014). “Consumed by Dance: Pakistani and Iranian American Women and Cultural Commodification on Campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

Mir, S. (2014). “Cultural commodification on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.

Mir, S. (2014). “Dancing in the public eye: Muslim American women on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, National Association for Ethnic Studies, Oakland, CA.

Mir, S. (2013). “Dancing in the public eye: Muslim American women on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mir, S. (2012). “Discursive construction of good Muslims & normal Americans: Ethnographic data on campus culture.” Paper delivered (via skype), American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Mir, S. (2011). “The balancing act of diversity and identity preservation.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, New York, NY.

Mir, S. (2011). Panel organizer, “Religious identities in educational cultures.” “Peer culture as campus policy: American Muslim women students’ identity navigation.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada.

Mir, S. (2010). “(Self) surveillance, passing, resistance: Muslim undergraduate women’s identities post-9/11/01.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Mir, S. (2010). “Clarifying your way through America: Civic and Muslim identities on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Chicago, IL.

Mir, S. (2010). “Marginal Americans: American Muslim undergraduate women’s constructions of Americanness.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Society for the Anthropology of North America, Denver, CO.

Mir, S. (2010). “The gaze of others, the gaze of the self: Gendered identities of American Muslim undergraduate women.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Comparative & International Education Society, Chicago, IL.

Mir, S. (2009). “Muslim undergraduate women: the identity politics of talking to/about men.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Mir, S. (2008). “Diversity, self, faith, & friends: Muslim undergraduates on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Cambridge, MA.

Mir, S. (2007). “American Muslim women students’ clothing.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

Mir, S. (2007). “Stigma, ordinariness, & essentialism: Muslim women on campus.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, College Park, MD.

Mir, S. (2007). “Ethnographic research among American Muslim women post-9/11: Security, ethics, and quality.” Paper delivered at conference of Qualitative Interest Group Conference, Athens, GA.

Mir, S. (2005). “American Muslim women and cross-gender interaction.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Philadelphia, PA.

Mir, S. (2005). “American Muslim women college students and the problem of clothing.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Educational Research Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Mir, S. (2004). “American Muslim women college students & the culture of alcohol.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Mir, S. (2004). “Muslim women & campus culture.” Paper delivered at Northeast Comparative & International Education Society conference, Washington, D.C.

Mir, S. (2004). “Norms & practices of Muslim American women’s dress.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Fairfax, VA.

Mir, S. (2003). “The double consciousness of American Muslim women.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Bloomington, IN.

Mir, S. (2002). “American Muslim women students: Identity strategies & challenges.” Paper delivered at annual conference, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Mir, S. (2000). “American Muslim youth identity on the internet.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Comparative & International Education Society, San Antonio, TX.

Mir, S. (2000). “American Muslim youth identities.” Institute of Diaspora Studies Conference, San Diego, CA.

Mir, S. (1997). “British Muslims & Religious Education.” Paper delivered at annual conference, Midwest Comparative & International Education Society, Urbana, IL.

 

Invited workshop participant

 

Participant in closed workshop on cutting edge gender and Islamic Law issues, University of British Columbia, Canada 4/5/2017-4/6/2017

 

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

 

Member, Advisory Board, Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Study (IDEALS), 2015 to date

 

Associate Editor, Anthropology & Education Quarterly Editorial Team, 2013 to date

 

Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, 2015-2016

 

Chair, Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee, Council on Anthropology & Education, American Anthropological Association, 2014

 

Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, 2013-2014

 

Member, Spindler Award Committee, Council on Anthropology & Education, 2013

 

Affiliated Scholar, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, Washington, DC, 2011-2012

 

Chair, Committee on Post-Secondary Education, Council on Anthropology & Education, 2011-2012

 

Member, Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee, Council on Anthropology & Education, 2010-2011

 

Co-chair, Committee on Post-Secondary Education, Council of Anthropology & Education, 2010-2011

 

Member, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Review Committee for South Asia, 2004

 

Bibliographer, Multicultural Teacher Education Pedagogy Project, 2004

 

Consulted with Association of Muslim Social Scientists Executive Board to improve the organization in academic rigor, status, and scope, 2000

 

Proposal reviewer for: American Education Research Association conference, Comparative and International Education Society conference, American Anthropological Association conference, Association of Muslim Social Scientists

 

Manuscript reviewer for: University Press of Florida, Routledge Press, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Intercultural Imaginaries, Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies (Pakistan)

 

University Service

 

Coordinator, General Education, American Islamic College, 2015 to date: Review, approve, and

assess student learning; liaise with Higher Learning Commission for accreditation purposes

 

Member, Selection Committee for hiring of President and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, American Islamic College, Chicago, IL (2015-2016)

 

Coordinator, Global Studies Program, Millikin University, 2012-2014

Reviewed and approved Global Studies course proposals; worked closely with faculty to develop courses and bring them into alignment with the University Studies Learning Outcome Goals; conducted faculty development through faculty workshops, resource material development, etc.; worked intensively with three Coordinators in maintaining and developing the University Studies program; conducted annual assessment across all Global Studies offerings for 2012-2013. Assessment Report at http://www.millikin.edu/assessment/reports/universitystudies/Pages/default.aspx

 

Residence Life Faculty Associate, Oklahoma State University, 2011-2012

 

Member, Student Conduct Committee, 2011-2012

 

Served on Minority Student Forum, Oklahoma State University, 2010

 

Affiliate faculty, Gender & Women’s Studies program, Oklahoma State University, 2009-2012

 

Affiliate faculty, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University, 2009-2012

 

Coordinator and director, women’s co-curricular activities, International Islamic University, 1991-1993

 

Community

 

Advisor to Heart Women & Girls (Chicago Muslim organization for sexual health and sexual violence awareness), 2015 to date

 

Teaching Areas

 

Cultural Anthropology

Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography

Comparative/International Education (South Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East)

Islamic Studies

Education Policy Studies

Religious Studies

Gender Studies

Global Studies

World Literature

 

Other publications

 

Mir, S. (2017). Deploying Critical Distance in a Religious Academic Context, 9/8/2017, at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion Blog https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/2017/08/dedication-to-the-journey/

Mir, S. (2016). “Angelina Jolie Spoke to a Mixed Audience at a Masjid, But Our Sisters are Largely Voiceless.” Muslim Girl, 6/26/2016, at http://muslimgirl.com/26358/angelina-jolie-spoke-mixed-audience-masjid-sisters-still-largely-voiceless/

Mir, S. (2016). “A Need for Private Spaces: For all our public work, we need private spaces to grow as communities.” The Islamic Monthly, 4/3/2016, at http://theislamicmonthly.com/a-need-for-private-spaces/

Mir, S. (2015). “CAE recognizes outstanding 2014 dissertations.” Anthropology News, at http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2015/03/13/cae-recognizes-2014-outstanding-dissertations/  

Mir, S. (2014). “A New Legacy.” The Big Questions Blog, 5/12/2014.  At http://askbigquestions.org/blog/201405/new-legacy

Mir, S. (2005-2014). “Koonj – the Crane,” a blog about academe, culture and religion.

Mir, S. (April 2012). “Immigrant Eid” (poem) published in Papercuts, Volume 9: Tall Tales http://www.desiwriterslounge.net/magazine/Papercuts%20Volume%209.pdf

Mir, S. (2007-2011). Columnist for Religion Dispatches (www.religiondispatches.org), an academic website dedicated to the study of religion in our world today. Selected blog posts:

“The deadly burqini, or, what exactly is an “Islamic swimsuit”?” 8/12/09.

“Martyr of the hijab: Marwa Sherbini, a walking veil?” 7/7/09.

“Take it off, or we’ll make you: On Sarkozy’s proposed burqa ban.” 7/2/09.

“The Harvard gym controversy is not about religion.” 6/20/08.

“It’s not raining eligible Muslim men.” 6/16/08.

“17 Reasons why women wear headscarves.” 3/27/08.

“Praying in fear.” 3/2/08.

“How not to rescue Muslim women.” 1/24/08

“Sister Rose and a teenager’s first headscarf.” 2/5/08.

Mir, S. (2010). “In Conversation.” Material Religion, 6(1), 115-116.

Mir, S. (2008). “Single, Muslim, & female.” The Washington Post Newsweek, 9/8/08.

Mir, S. (2007). “American Muslim women on campus.” Anthropology News, May, 16-17.

Mir, S. (2007). “I am a walking religion.” At Religionandspirituality.com (UPI), 3/27/07.

Mir, S. (2007). Columnist for Altmuslim.com. “Literalistic Wahhabistic Sufism,” 4/13/06. “Sania Mirza’s clothes: What’s really going on over here?” 9/29/05.

Mir, S. (2004). “Gender based exclusionism at a Muslim Student Association.” The American Muslim, 7/4/04.

Mir, S. (2004). “The Dilemma of Choice.” Q-News, pp. 38-39. London.

Mir, S. (2003). “Muslim Women in the Mosque.” Q-News, pp. 38-39. London.

Mir, S. (2003). “Conference Report: AMSS Thirty-Second Annual Conference.” Association of Muslim Social Scientists Newsletter, 12/22/03.

Mir, S. (2003). Columnist for Muslimwakeup.com (a progressive Muslim American forum). Selected columns: “A good mosque,” “Khutbahs for Dummies,” “Rescue us from this town,” “Ramadan blog 2003.”

Mir, S. (2002). “Foreign, female, & on the job market.” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 17, 1c. Washington, DC.

 

Other employment

 

Faculty development leader, Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalization, Lahore College for Women University (Pakistan). Funded by President’s National Talent Pool. Taught a two-week course in Ethnographic Methods at LCWU with enrollment from various Lahore universities. Mentored faculty on research, publication, and professional development, 2013

 

Faculty development leader, Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalization (DFDI), Lahore College for Women University. Taught a two-week course in Qualitative Research Methods at LCWU with enrollment of 80+ faculty from a wide range of academic departments. Consulted with DFDI and Department of Education for program and curricular development. Mentored faculty on research, publication, and professional development, 2012

 

Curriculum designer, Islamic Studies for Episcopal Church interfaith curriculum, 2008

 

A qualitative study of schools in Lahore. Consultant project, Council on Islamic Education, CA: Conducted observations and interviews at selected public and private schools (Lahore American School, Aitchison College, Crescent Model School, and The Punjab School) in Lahore, 1997

 

Curriculum designer, Ph.D. program in Comparative Education, Walden University, 1997

 

Various clerical positions at Cambridge University, Indiana University, and Federation of Students’ Islamic Societies of the U.K. and Eire

 

Freelance translator (Arabic-English), editor, and Qur’an recitation teacher, London, U.K., 1995-1996

 

Director of Women’s Residence Hall, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 1992-1993

 

Languages

 

English and Urdu: native

Punjabi: fluent

Arabic: conversational to good

Farsi: conversational to good

 

Professional memberships

 

American Anthropological Association
North American Association for Islamic and Muslim Studies

National Association for Ethnic Studies

American Institute for Pakistan Studies
 

 

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