CFP Deadline: Nov. 30, Edited Volume: New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam

For much of its long history the Nation of Islam (NOI) has generated popular support and censure across the United States and beyond. Scholars have produced a wealth of literature on the NOI’s leadership, theology and history. This new volume seeks to examine aspects of the NOI that have been neglected in extant scholarship. The editors welcome proposals that examine Elijah Muhammad’s NOI, the Imam W.D Mohammed community and Louis Farrakhan’s NOI.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Elijah Muhammad and the Civil Rights Movement / Black Power Movement
  • The Evolution of the NOI’s Theology
  • Imam W.D Mohammed’s Career / Community
  • Minority members of the Nation of Islam
  • The NOI’s Prison Ministry and Social Programs
  • NOI Schools / Educational Philosophy
  • The NOI’s relationship with other religious communities
  • Louis Farrakhan and the ADL
  • Louis Farrakhan’s relationship with Imam W.D Mohammed
  • The Million Man March / Millions More Movement
  • The Nation’s chapters beyond the U.S (Ghana, Trinidad and the UK)
  • Women’s leadership and experiences in the Nation
  • The Nation and the American media (or the Nation’s propagation literature)
  • Farrakhan’s NOI and social media
  • History of NOI’s international politics (as expressed in Muhammad Speaks and/or the Final Call)
  • History of NOI’s views of American politics (up to and including post-Obama presidency)
  • The economics of the NOI (How the organization has funded itself)
  • Female entrepreneurship in the NOI
  • The Nine Ministries in Louis Farrakhan’s NOI
  • Clara Muhammad and Kadijah Farrakhan
  • NOI interactions with the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) and the ISNA
  • The NOI and Church of Scientology

Please submit a 400 word abstract and CV to: and by November 30, 2013.

Professor Herbert Berg
International Studies; Philosophy and Religion
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5629

Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson
Department of History
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey. TW20 0EX

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