In this conversation, Dr. Rashid will discuss his work and its uses in the classroom, with a particular focus on the Children’s Museum of Manhattan exhibit “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far?”

Dr. Hussein Rashid is the new Assistant Dean for Religion and Public Life and comes to RPL with a wealth of experience as an educator in public and classroom settings. He has particular expertise in integrating the arts into the study of religion.

From work with museums to film, documentary, and comics, Rashid has long engaged the power of images and art to highlight complexity and captivate learners when teaching religious literacy. Among other projects Dr. Rashid executive produced the Times Op-Doc “The Secret History of Muslims in the US” and co-edited a volume on Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim to have her own comic series with Marvel Comics.

Memoji of Hussein Rashid on the left thinking "What if I taught religious literacy through arts and popular culture?" with a the cover of the book Ms Marvel's America: No Normal on the right

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