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SALLY HOWELL

Sally is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her books include Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade (2011, Wayne State University Press), and Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past (2014, Oxford University Press). Howell's current research is about Muslim visibility in Detroit today and the political, social, and economic impact of the region's Muslim populations.

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OSMAN KHAN

Osman is an artist interested in constructing artifacts and experiences for social criticism and aesthetic expression. His work plays and subverts the materiality behind themes of identity, home/land, social and public space through participatory & performative installations and site-specific interventions. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

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RAZI JAFRI

Razi is a Detroit-based documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on ethnicity, religion, culture, immigration, democracy, and the changing cultural landscape in America. He is currently completing a documentary film examining the complexities of Multiculturalism through the lens of the city of Hamtramck’s 2017 municipal elections called “Hamtramck, USA.” He is also the photographer for the Halal Metropolis project and has been documenting the Muslim communities of Metro Detroit for several years now.