Speaker: Ali Mian, Ph.D.0x0A0x0AProfessor Mian will speak on the emergence, expansion and contemporary condition of Muslims in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.0x0A0x0AAli Altaf Mian is assistant professor of Islamic studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. He completed his Ph.D. in religious studies in 2015 from Duke University. His research interests include: Islam in South Asia; Islamic law and ethics; gender and sexuality; feminist theory and practice; Sufism and comparative mysticism; continental philosophy; comparative religion; theory and method in the study of religion. Currently, he is working on two manuscripts: Muslims in South Asia (contracted with Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in 2019) and Surviving Modernity: Ashraf 'Ali Thanvi (1863-1943) and the Politics of Muslim Orthodoxy in Colonial India. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Islamic Studies, Muslim World, and Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies.0x0A0x0AThis event is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center and Duke's Islamic Studies Center. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1 hour parking vouchers to guests.