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Book talk: “Soundtrack to a Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism” with Professor Richard Brent Turner (University of Iowa) (virtual)

April 4, 2022 | 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Join Duke Performances and DISC as we host Dr. Richard Brent Turner to discuss his newest book.

Dr. Turner joined the University of Iowa faculty in 2001 and holds appointments in Department of Religious Studies, African American Studies Program, and International Programs.

His research program focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary African-American religious history and African diaspora religions in the Black Atlantic world. He is especially interested in the following areas: Islam in the United States; religion and music in New Orleans, before and after Hurricane Katrina; Vodou in the United States and Haiti; interactions between African-American religion and popular music — jazz, soul, and hip hop; black nationalism and religion; African-American religion and human rights; ethnography; urban religious experience; and globalization and transnationalism.

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Sponsored by Duke Performances and Duke Islamic Studies Center.

Duke University


April 4, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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