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Munir Jiwa is the Founding Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theoglocial Union, and a visiting scholar at the Institutions and Governance Program at UC Berkeley. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University and a Masters in World Religions from Harvard Divinity School. His research interests include Islam and Muslims in the West, media, aesthetics, critical theory and decolonization, secularism and religious formation. He is the recipient of many awards and grants from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Carneigie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. Since 1995 he has worked with Religions for Peace on interreligious programs around the world. Currently, he is serving on the Islamic Studies Advisory Group for Public Education at Stanford University, on the Steering Committee for the Contemporary Islam group at the AAR, and an advisor to the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project at the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley. He has a manuscript in review titled Exihibiting Muslims: Art, Politics and Identity in New York City.