Conference on Minorities within Muslim Majority Societies

On 17-18 May 2013, I presented a paper at the conference on ‘Minorities within Muslim Majority Societies: Contested Identities and Dialogues with Islam‘, organised by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University, London.

The workshop investigated issues surrounding the ethnic and religious composition of the Muslim world and its culture. By looking both at religious and ethnic minorities within the Muslim world and their unique social structures, the workshop discussed relationships between ethnicities and faith groups, and how issues of identity and power are negotiated. In particular, it examined the role that minorities play in Muslim majority societies and their interaction with the dominant social identity.