- Assistant Professor
- California State University, Long Beach
While much has been written about how schools in the US can be reformed, Learning Black Muslim Excellence: Islamic Education and Diasporic Exchange expands the horizon of national educational equity efforts to assert that the African continent is a rich destination for educational possibility for African American Muslim students. This ethnography develops the concept of Black Muslim excellence, an educational strategy and self-making practice marked by transatlantic travel, moral development, and collective care. Black Muslim excellence allows African American Muslims to actualize affirming educational experiences and pathways beyond the compounding constraints of the US.