Writing, Doing and Performing the Future of Islamic Studies: The Practical Example of Carl W. Ernst

Words of Experience - Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst - Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst [+-]
University of Vermont
Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is an associate professor of religion at the University of Vermont. She received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Carl Ernst was her mentor. She is the author of Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad (IB Tauris, 2017).

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This chapter argues that since so many—in and out of the field—seem to worry about or articulate hopes for the future of Islamic studies, Carl W. Ernst’s example envisions a future that is critically attuned to multiple pressures and demands, intellectually, politically, and institutionally. This essay briefly summarizes the landscapes in which scholars of Islam, often located in humanistic disciplines, conduct their research; then, it addresses how scholars of Islam have navigated their various publics in increasingly politicized settings; finally and as above, by using Ernst as a model, it suggests practical strategies for scholarly work as we look toward the future of Islamic studies.

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Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse. Writing, Doing and Performing the Future of Islamic Studies: The Practical Example of Carl W. Ernst. Words of Experience - Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799109. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38431. Date accessed: 20 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38431. Oct 2020

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