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Eric Kingsley '86, Vice President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC (INRS), will be our guest speaker during the next Alumni Speaker Series event in Career Services!

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Reported in the Thursday, March 4, 2010 edition of The Ithacan: Student studies campus Muslim population

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Professor Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor in World Religions - Department of Philosophy and Religion, will present two classes and a public lecture at Boston University's Department of Religion on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March. 

Firstly, speaking to a class on Women & Religion on his research focus on Islamic Masculinities.  Secondly, speaking to a class on Western Religions on the subject of Islam and Muslims in Scotland.  He will also deliver a public lecture on the famous 19th century Mughal poet, Mirza Ghalib, exploring his love of alcohol and courtesans and in turn dissecting his hedonistic Islamic masculinity and raising the question, in view of Qur'anic constructions of masculinities, whether he is to be regarded a drunk or a saint.    

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Professor Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor of World Religions - Department of Philosophy and Religion, will speak at the 'Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies in San Francisco, February 25-28th. His invited presentation will focus on 'Negotiating Identities: Gender and Islam'. This session will address the...

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Professors Brian Karafin, Rachel Wagner and Amanullah De Sondy attended the annual conference of the American Academy of Religion in Montreal from 6-10th November. They were accompanied by students John Borchert, Shannon Sly, and Christa Petruzzi, supported by an Ithaca College Educational Grant Initiative award. Amanullah presented a paper within the Men’s Studies in Religion Group on the topic of his forthcoming monograph on ‘Islamic Masculinities in Texts, Traditions, Societies and Culture’ and participated in the Study of Islam Section of the conference. Rachel presented twice, once at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Theology's luncheon on pedagogies of virtual reality, and a second time on rituals and gaming in a blended session of the Ritual Studies Group and the Religion, Media and Culture Group.

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