This article contextualizes Halima Aden's rise within the larger history of Black Muslim fashion in the United States.
Popular Religion and Participatory Culture Conversation
In early October, I had a digital conversation with two Islam and media studies scholars, Nabil Echchaibi and Yomna Elsayed, about our research projects. Part 1: http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2018/10/1/popular-religion-and-participatory-culture-conversation-round-nabil-echchaibi-yomna-elsayed-and-kayla-renee-wheeler-part-1 Part 2: http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2018/10/1/popular-religion-and-participatory-culture-conversation-round-7-nabil-echchaibi-yomna-elsayed-and-kayla-r-wheeler-part-2
Today, I will be presenting my research on the representations of Muslim women in fashion advertisements and fashion journalism.
Reporting on Religion Workshop
I'll be joining scholars and journalists on March 16 at Northeastern University to discuss the media's role in erasing Black Muslims. You can follow the discussion on Twitter.
My article on Ayana Ife and Black Muslim fashion, "It's 'Been' Cool to Cover," was the most popular Sapelo Square article on Facebook in 2017. Check it out and and all the other Sapelo Square highlights.
New Article: ‘It’s “Been” Cool to Cover: Why Ayana Ife Matters’
If you're watching Project Runway's Season 16 reunion tonight, be sure to check out my article, on Ayana Ife and the history of Black Muslim American fashion.
Guest Spot on Today with Dr. Kaye
Check out the conversation I had with Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead about white nationalism in the U.S. on today's episode of "Today with Dr. Kaye." It starts around the 37-minute mark. You can hear more from Dr. Kaye every day from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. EST on WEAA 88.9 FM.
Check out my new blog, "The Khimar Archives," which provides a visual history of Black Muslim American women's fashion: https://khimararchives.tumblr.com/ In addition to sharing articles and photos related to Black Muslim fashion, I will also detail the progress of my fieldwork for my book, tentatively entitled, Fashioning Black Islam.
2015 AAR Annual Meeting Paper
"That's Not Islam": YouTube as a Site for Alternative Representations of Muslim Women. Presented at the 2015 American Academy of Religion Annual, November 21-24, Atlanta, GA A PDF of the paper can be found here: That's Not Islam-KRW Abstract This study provides a textual analysis of YouTube videos produced by two popular English-speaking vloggers, Amenakin and... Continue Reading →