Publications Resulting from ISITA Initiatives
- Special issues of peer-reviewed journals
- Articles or translations in peer-reviewed journals
- Working Papers
Rudolph Ware, Zakary Wright, and Amir Syed, Jihad of the Pen: Sufi Scholars of Africa in Translation (American University in Cairo Press, 2018)
Rüdiger Seesemann, Rachida Chih, and Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen, eds., Sufism, Literary Production, and Printing in the Nineteenth Century (Ergon Verlag, 2015)
Hassan J. Ndzovu, Muslims in Kenyan Politics: Political Involvement, Marginalization, and Minority Status (Northwestern University Press, 2014)
Margot Badran, ed., Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law (Stanford University Press with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2011)
Benjamin F. Soares, ed., Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006)
Scott S. Reese, ed., The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa (Brill Academic Publishers, 2004)
Special issues of peer-reviewed journals
"Africa, Globalization and the Muslim Worlds," special issue of Religions 12 ( 2021), edited by Ousmane Kane and Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem and featuring papers from the 2019 conference jointly organized by ISITA and Harvard Divinity school, "Africa, Globalization and the Muslim Worlds."
"From Texts to Meanings: Close Reading of the Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa," special issue of Islamic Africa 9, no.1 (2018), edited by Amir Sayed and Charles Stewart and featuring papers from the 2016 conference in honor of John Hunwick, "Sacred Words: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa."
“’Ajamization of Islam in Africa,” special issue of Islamic Africa 8, nos. 1-2 (2017), edited by Fallou Ngom and Mustafa H. Kufi and featuring papers from the 2016 conference in honor of John Hunwick, “Sacred Words: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa.”
“The Islamic Archive of Africa,” special “Sources and Commentary” section of Islamic Africa 6, nos. 1-2 (2015), featuring papers presented at the ISITA-sponsored roundtable, “The Islamic Archives of Africa,” at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in 2013.
“Muslim Scholars and the State,” special issue of Islam et Sociétés au Sud du Sahara 17-18 (2004), guest edited by Muhammad S. Umar and featuring papers from the 2002 cohort of ISITA Junior Fellows.
“Language in Africa,” special issue of Sudanic Africa: A Journal of Historical Sources 14 (2004), featuring papers from ISITA’s 2002 colloquium, “Muslim Responses to the State.“
“Engagements with the Colonial State,” special issue of Journal of Islamic Studies 2 (2002), guest edited by Muhammad S. Umar and featuring papers from ISITA’s 2002 colloquium, “Muslim Responses to the State.”
Articles or translations in peer-reviewed journals
Erin Pettigrew, "Working with African Arabic Script Manuscripts: A Workshop Report," Islamic Africa 9, no. 1 (2018): 107-115.
Elemine Ould Mohamed Baba Moustapha, “Negotiating Islamic Revival: Public Religiosity in Nouakchott City,” Islamic Africa 5, no. 1 (2014): 45-82.
Mallam M. Bashir Abubakar, “Muslim Responses to British Colonialism in Northern Nigeria as Expressed in Fulfulde Poems,” Islamic Africa 4, no. 1 (2013): 1-14.
Rudolph Ware, “In Praise of the Intercessor: Mawāhib al-Nāfiʿ fī Madāʾiḥ al-Shāfiʿ by Amadu Bamba Mbacké (1853–1927)” in Islamic Africa 4, no. 2 (2013): 225-248.
David E. Skinner, States, Conflict and Islam: A Reconsideration of Jihād in the Gambia River Region, 1850–1900, PAS/ISITA Working Paper No. 2 (2017)
Ibrahim Haruna Hassan, An Introduction to Islamic Movements and Modes of Thought in Nigeria,
PAS/ISITA Working Paper No. 1 (2015)
Alexander Thurston and Andrew Lebovich, A Handbook on Mali's 2012-13 Crisis, ISITA Working Paper Series (Buffett Institute) 13-001
The following working papers resulted from two conferences organized ISITA in 2007 on the theme of “Islam and the Public Sphere in Africa.” They are published by the Buffett Institute as part of its ISITA Working Paper Series.
- Sani Umar, Islam and the Public Sphere in Africa: Overcoming Dichotomies (09-009)
- Hassan Ndzovu, Muslims and Party Politics and Electoral Campaigns in Kenya (09-001)
- Fatima Harrak, The History and Significance of the New Moroccan Family Code (09-002)
- Hauwa Mahdi, The Hijab in Nigeria, the Woman's Body and the Feminist Private/Public Discourse (09-003)
- Haruna Wakili, Islam and the Political Arena in Nigeria: The Ulama and the 2007 Elections (09-004)
- Alexander Thurston, Why is Militant Islam a Weak Phenomenon in Senegal? (09-005)
- Abdoulaye Dièye, Secularism in Senegal: Withstanding the Challenge of Local Realities (09-006)
- Penda Mbow, Secularism, Religious Education, and Human Rights in Senegal (09-007)
- Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Religion and the Public Sphere in Senegal: The Evolution of a Project of Modernity (09-008)