Sussex Centre for Migration Research


Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender

Thursday 19 October 17:00 until 19:00
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Speaker: Various speakers, incl Dr Jordan Naidoo, UNESCO, France & Professor Saul Becker, DVC

Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender

This event is hosted by the Centre for International Education (CIE).

Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender

Authors: Máiréad Dunne, Naureen Durrani, Kathleen Fincham and Barbara Crossouard

Book launch and Open Seminar

This book explores the production of Muslim youth identities with respect to nation, religion and gender in Pakistan, Senegal, Nigeria and Lebanon.

As Muslim-majority, post-colonial states with significant youth populations, these countries offer critical case studies for the exploration of the different grammars of youth identities, and ‘trouble’ the perceived homogeneity of Muslims in local and global imaginaries.

The authors offer rigorous and detailed accounts of the local, situated and contingent ways in which youth articulate their identities and sense of belonging, and the book reflects on the importance of affect, belonging and affiliation in the construction of youth narratives of identity, as well as highlighting their political and contested nature.


  • Opening by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Saul Becker
  • Address by Dr Jordan Naidoo, Division of Education 2030 Support and Coordination, UNESCO, France
  • Short presentations by the authors
  • Q&A
  • Wine reception

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By: Heather Stanley
Last updated: Friday, 22 September 2017