Network ReOrient

Network ReOrient
Welcome to Network ReOrient. Our podcast will feature bimonthly interviews with thinkers, artists and community leaders who are committed to working under one of the strands of Critical Muslim Studies. Check out

In Conversation with Prof. Hatem Bazian
May 29 • 40 min
In this episode, Dr. Ismail Patel talks with Prof. Hatem Bazian about structural Islamophobia, global politics and the demonisation of the Muslim.
In Conversation: Epistemology, Islamic Studies and Critical Muslim Studies
May 15 • 45 min
In this episode Dr. Uzma Jamil talks with Prof. Setrag Manoukian about his article “Ordinary Matters in Islamic Studies: Notes from the Field” (ReOrient Vol 5, No. 1).
In Conversation: Islamophobia, Race and Global Politics
May 1 • 29 min
In this episode, Dr. Ismail Patel sits down with Prof. Nazia Kazi to discuss her book “Islamophobia, Race and Global Politics”
An Interview with Dr. Ismail Patel: Social Mobility, Britishness and Islamophobia
Apr 17 • 31 min
An interview with Dr. Ismail Patel on social mobility, Islamophobia and Britishness.
A Talk By Tariq Modood: “A Normative Sociology Approach to Multiculturalism”
Feb 22 • 22 min
In this episode, Dr. Uzma Jamil introduces Tariq Modood on his new book “Essays on Secularism and Multiculturalism”.
A Roundtable Discussion on the Past Year
Jan 3 • 38 min
In this episode, I talk to Prof. Salman Sayyid, Haroon Bashir and Claudia Radiven about their highlights from the past year.
Alt Right, Kekistan, White Shariah: An Interview with Dr. Hizer Mir
Nov 16, 2019 • 21 min
An interview with Dr. Hizer Mir on the Alt Right and Islam.
Possessed by the Right Hand: An Interview with Prof. Bernard Freamon
Oct 19, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, we interview Prof. Bernard Freamon on his new book “Possessed by the Right Hand”.
Slavery and Islam: A Conversation with Prof. Jonathan Brown
Sep 27, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, we talk to professor Johnathan Brown about his new book, Slavery and Islam.
Schooling Muslims: Dreams of De-radicalization and the British Government
Sep 13, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Claudia Radiven and Samayya Afzal talk to us about the implementation of PREVENT in schools.
The Brotherhood’s Search for identity in a post-2013 context.
Aug 30, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Lucia Ardovini to discuss the Brotherhood’s search for identity in a post-2013 context.
Re-examining Hassan Al-Banna’s model of dawah after the Arab Spring
Aug 16, 2019 • 19 min
An interview with Khalidah Ali on re-examining Hassan Al-Banna’s model of dawah after the Arab Spring.
Just War & the Seal of Prophethood
Jul 26, 2019 • 20 min
An interview with Dr. Marco Demichelis in which we discuss the ideas of just war and the seal of prophethood.
BRISMES: Yahya Birt on Decolonial Muslim political Activism and Thought in Britain
Jul 12, 2019 • 24 min
An interview with Yahya Birt who speaks on decolonial Muslim political activism and thought in Britain.
BRISMES: Dr. Alexandre Caeiro on Politics of Islamic Law and Institutions in Qatar
Jul 5, 2019 • 18 min
An interview with Dr. Alexandre Caeiro in which we discuss Islamic law and institutions in Qatar, secularisation and the Ottomans.
Granada Dialogues: Ella Shohat Part 2
Jun 28, 2019 • 33 min
The second part of the interview with Prof. Ella Shohat in which ghosts, nationalism/national identity and its role in calls for liberation (amongst other topics).
Granada Dialogues: Ella Shohat
Jun 21, 2019 • 28 min
A conversation between Prof. Salman Sayyid and Prof. Ella Shohat on (amongst other topics) the significance of 1492, Orientalism and race.
Is Islamophobia Racism? An Interview with S. Sayyid
Jun 14, 2019 • 23 min
An interview with Salman Sayyid in which he addresses some of the criticisms of the recent definition of Islamophobia as “a type of racism that targets Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.” To read more about the incident of Islamophobia mentioned in this…
Jun 7, 2019 • 39 min
An interview with Professor Shenhav in which the politics of translation is discussed.
On Alcohol, Islam and the Ontic: An Interview with Dr. Mustapha Sheikh
May 31, 2019 • 22 min
An interview with Dr. Mustapha Sheikh on his co-authored paper on alcohol, Islam and the ontic. For those who wish to read the paper in full, please visit the following link:
In Conversation with Richard Bulliet: World History and the Islamicate
May 24, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, Richard Bulliet talks about his work in world and Islamicate history.
Sultan vs Dracula: An Interview with Razwan Ul-Haq
May 17, 2019 • 17 min
Interviewer: Hizer Mir An interview with renowned calligrapher and author Razwan ul-Haq talking about his graphic novel Sultan Vs Dracula.
Secularism, the State and Islam: An Interview with Dr. Nadia Fadil
May 10, 2019 • 290 min
An interview with Dr. Nadia Fadil who speaks about secularism the state and Islam. We delve into questions such as what it means to call Islam a lived and embodied reality and what the relationship is between Islam and secularism.
On Iqbal, Philosophy and Language: An Interview with Dr. Sabrina Lei
Apr 2, 2019 • 19 min
Dr Sabrina Lei, Director of Tawasul Europe Centre for Dialogue and Research, is an emerging Italian Muslim philosopher and thinker. Trained in Latin, Greek and ancient philosophy for over a decade, with a PhD from Pontifical Gregorian University (one of…
In Conversation with Shabana Mir
Apr 2, 2019 • 23 min
Interviewer: Sofia Rehman A conversation with award-winning academic Dr. Shabana Mir discussing her recent study on the experiences of ‘American Muslim’ women on campus.
Critical Muslim Studies: Post Orientalism
Apr 2, 2019 • 12 min
Interviewer: Hizer Mir An interview with Prof. Salman Sayyid on post-orientalism, what it means and its place in CMS.
Critical Muslim Studies: Decoloniality
Apr 2, 2019 • 14 min
Interviewer: Hizer Mir An interview with Professor Salman Sayyid about decoloniality and its place in CMS.
Critical Muslim Studies: Post-Postivism
Apr 2, 2019 • 22 min
Interviewer: Hizer Mir An interview with Prof. Salman Sayyid on one of the theoretical constructs that underpins Critical Muslim Studies: Post-Positivism.