Join Concerning Violence: A Decolonial Collaborative Research Group for our final event of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Dr. Alaina Morgan (University of Southern California) will present a digital workshop titled:
“X-ing the Atlantic: Black Muslim Liberation Theology & Anti-Colonial Activism in London”
Dr. Alaina Morgan is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Southern California. Trained as a historian of the African diaspora, Alaina is interested in the ways that race, religion, and politics serve as means of solidarity and community formation for Black people in the contemporary Atlantic world. Her current book manuscript, Atlantic Crescent: Dreaming of Black Muslim Liberation in the Atlantic World, explores the ways that Islam was used to frame ideas of anti-colonialism and Black freedom in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the anglophone Caribbean from the interwar period to the end of the twentieth century. Alaina graduated from New York University's Department of History in 2017 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religion and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University from 2017-2019.