Dr. Fanusie's scholarship combines three areas of inquiry: 1) How did Islam spread around the globe historically, especially as a minority religion using syncretism that competed with dominant cultural milieus? 2) How did religious currents in American society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries impact the activities of Muslim thinkers who traveled to the US at the time? and 3) How can the interaction between African Americans and Islam from the 1930s to present time be understood through a lens of spiritual transformation and not just as social protest.
Below is a sampling of lectures as well as a list of publications.
Ahmadi, Beboppers, Veterans and Migrants: African-American Islam in Boston, 1948-1963, in The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, ed. Ted Trost, New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2007, 49-69.
African Americans entry in Volume I of the Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, ed. Joselyn Cesari, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007, 13-15.
Elijah Muhammad in Historic Context article in American Religious Leadership, ed. Sharon Henderson Callahan, SAGE Publications, January 2013.
- Fard Muhammad in Historical Context: An Islamic Thread in the American Religious and Cultural Quilt, Manuscript Forthcoming.