Introducing the Religious & Socio-Political Studies Journal

I-RSS is excited to launch the first issue of the Religious & Socio-political Studies Journal this summer. This interdisciplinary, academic journal fills an important need for scholarly research about Muslims, for Muslims and often by Muslims. It also represents a step forward for I-RSS in support of our mission to produce original and relevant research […]

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Call for Papers: Navigating Place as Muslims in Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Navigating Place as Muslims in Canada In “Wisdom Sits on Places” from Senses of Place, Keith H. Basso argues that “the self-conscious experience of place is inevitably a product and expression of the self whose experience it is, and therefore, unavoidably, the nature of that experience is shaped at every turn by […]

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Muslims and Multiculturalism Panel

It was an incredible panel on October 28, 2021, co-organized with the Chester Ronning Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta, on the topic of Muslims and Multiculturalism in Canada. Co-hosts I-RSS Research Director Nakita Valerio and CRC Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Sharmin Sadequee had a very rich and […]

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Nakita Valerio is the New I-RSS Research Director

Join the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) in welcoming a new Research Director, Nakita Valerio, to the team! Nakita will be responsible for overseeing all research operations, as well as facilitating academic forums, collaborative work with other scholars, and research-based advocacy efforts. Nakita Valerio is an award-winning writer, researcher, and Muslim community organizer based […]

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