deadline for submissions: 
July 2, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

With the theme of SAMLA 93‚ “Social Networks, Social Distances‚” panelists are asked to consider how these writers and artists employ different media in their articulation of social networks and distances as Muslim Americans to deal with issues of language, representation, location, technology, and education.

Please submit a 300-word abstract, with a short biography, pronoun preference, and A/V requirements, to Mahwash Shoaib ( by July 2.