Community Requests

If you are a researcher, filmmaker, or any other kind of scholar/professional that seeks to interact with members from the Columbia MSA general body, please feel free to contact us to inquire about setting up interviews or chats with interested members. All request will be posted to this page and circulated via our weekly newsletters.

  • Petition on the NYPD Surveillance of MSAs April 01st, 2014

    Salaam Alaikum! My name is Atif Choudhury and I am a second year law student at William and Mary Law School. I was also a member of Vandy MSA my entire undergrad career where served on the Executive Board as both Alumni Relations Chair and President.

    As many of you may have heard, in 2012 the ...

  • LES Casting Opportunity March 31st, 2014

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I hope this email finds you well! I am working with LES Casting, and we cast and develop programming for networks and production companies both in NYC and Los Angeles. We are currently working on a brand new documentary TV series about women who are living outside the norm and breaking ...

  • “Never Wholly Other” by Jerusha Lamptey March 05th, 2014

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    How does the Qur’an depict the religious “other”? Historically, this question has provoked extensive debate among Islamic scholars about the identity, nature, and status of the religious “other.” Today, this debate assumes great importance because of the pervasive experience of religious plurality, which prompts inquiry into convergences ...

  • Zujaja Creative Seeking Interviewees March 02nd, 2014

    Zujaja Creative is looking for Muslim subjects to be interviewed on the topics of:

    • marriage & relationships
    • music & entertainment
    • fashion & modesty

    These video interviews would be a part of the 3-part DUNYA series, on American Muslims and materialism; you can view the teaser for the fashion part of the series here. While they are ...

  • Sister Seeking Employment February 17th, 2014

    I am a Masters of Law (L.L.M) Candidate at Brooklyn Law School. I am looking for a job as a Case Manager Investigator at a Muslim Lawyer’s Office in NY. I have experience working as Case manager in multiple offices in NY, where I research personal injury claims, conduct factual investigation and client intakes, offer ...

  • Help With Research February 12th, 2014

    Hello,

    My name is Steve Fink, and I teach religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I am hoping to write a book about the significance of sports among American Muslims. I’ve become very interested in the topic, and I’ve learned that almost no scholarly work has been done on it. In exploring sports in ...

  • World Hijab Day February 12th, 2014

    Hello,

    I am also a student at Columbia University in the journalism program. I am writing a paper on the hijab for The World Hijab Day and also for New York Fashion Week. If there is anyone that could answer a few questions on the hijab and what it means for women, please if you could ...

  • NYC Muslim Women Project February 12th, 2014

    Hi,

    I’m a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School, and I’m doing a project that profiles and celebrates the stories and lives of Muslim women living in New York. As a Muslim woman myself I recognize the need to highlight bright young women in all spheres of life. And I was hoping that the MSA might ...

  • Journalism Student Seeking Perspectives February 07th, 2014

    Good Afternoon,

    I’m a master’s student at the Journalism School here at Columbia and am currently working on a radio piece about the new Ms. Marvel—a Pakistani-American teen who is Muslim. I was wondering if anyone in the MSA has been talking about it much. Is there anyone who is a big comic book fan and ...

  • Professor Seeking MSA Narratives February 02nd, 2014

    For the past 2 years, Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid has spoken in my class Religion V3307 “Muslims in Diaspora.” Since he is no longer at Columbia, I was wondering if 2-3 MSA members would be interested in coming to talk about the MSA and their experiences of being a Muslim student in the US.

    The class meets ...

  • TC Student Seeking Interviewees February 02nd, 2014

    Young people in NYC experience life in a way unlike any other. This is influenced by their family, friends, the media, social climate, and of course, schools. Muslim youth, in particular, have unique experiences and perspectives that I hope to illuminate in a research project that I would love for you to be a part ...

  • SIPA Student Seeking Muslim Interviewees October 21st, 2013

    To follow up on this request, you can contact Zenobia at za2193@columbia.edu, via cell phone (404-226-6185), or Facebook.

    Salaam MSA family,

    I wanted to get input/help from some MSA board members and individual members on an article I’m working on about the NYPD’s tracking of Muslim student groups around New York. I’m specifically interested in ...

  • TC Student Seeking Muslim Interviewees October 13th, 2013

    Jordan Brensinger, a student at TC, is studying the Muslim experience at Columbia and wants to interview Muslims. Please let Ramis Wadood (rjw2138@columbia.edu) know if you have a free hour in the week, and he can put you in contact with Jordan.

    Jordan is interested in conducting interviews in order to better understand the experience of Muslim students at Columbia. He hope ...

  • Pulse Seeking Submissions on “Does God exist?” October 13th, 2013

    Columbia University LionTank, an umbrella organization that encompasses two interdisciplinary journals and a think tank, is seeking submissions reflecting the Muslim voice for its interdisciplinary magazine, PulsePulse is scheduled to be launched sometime this late fall, with its mission being to bring together disparate fields of study by stimulating provocative conversations. Their first theme for this year is ...

  • Participants Needed for Religion and Spirituality Research September 28th, 2013

    Please see the following message.

    We are seeking individuals who (1) are currently enrolled in a four-year university within the United States and (2) are at least 18 years of age to complete a confidential web-based survey that will ask you about the influence of religion and spirituality on your academic life, problem solving, and overall ...

  • Meeting Afghan Muslims September 23rd, 2013

    To follow up on this request, you can contact Aunshuman at aapte@voanews.com or call his cell at 618-203-4589.

    Hi,

    My name is Aunshuman Apte and I am a producer with the Voice Of America, Afghanistan Service. We are a federal broadcasting agency and our programs go out to around 38 nations around the world. I am ...

  • Meeting Nigerian Muslims September 23rd, 2013

    To follow up on this request, you can contact Amearah at aae2127@tc.columbia.edu.

    Assalamualikum!

    My name is Amearah and I am a graduate student at Teacher’s College. For a class we are studying Nigeria and looking into how Islam plays out culturally and religiously in the country, particularly as it pertains to women. I was therefore wondering ...