Author, Educator to Give NWU Lecture on "Islamophobia"

An author and educator on Muslims in America will deliver his lecture, “Islamophobia: How Muslims Became America’s Enemy” at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, April 28.

Edward Curtis is the Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the editor of the two-volume “Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History” and author of “Muslims in America: A Short History,” which was named one of the best 100 books of 2009 by Publisher’s Weekly. A winner of fellowships from Carnegie, Fulbright, Mellon, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Curtis is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

His lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This Mattingly Lecture is assisting by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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Thanks for the great lecture! As a non-student who is interested in this subject, I appreciate the fact that Wesleyan opened it to the public. Dr. Curtis is a knowledgeable and humorous speaker, and answered questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.

My Muslim friends at UNL wanted to know why this was in the afternoon, as it conflicted with their classes:) They wanted a report! I was hoping for handouts...

Thank-you again.

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Edward Curtis will present the lecture "Islamophobia: How Muslims Became America's Enemy" on April 28.