Muslim Milwaukee Project

The Muslim Milwaukee Project aims to further understanding of the Muslim communities in the Milwaukee area, to highlight the diversity of identities and experiences and challenge Islamophobia, and to build networks among scholars, artists, and community members who share these goals. Working in partnership with local Muslim community leaders since 2010, we have conducted a household survey and an individual survey, as well as individual and focus group interviews, and have organized various events.

Recent Events

Asia in Conversation: Dialogues on Engaging Muslim Communities in Research: A conversation between the MMP and Janan Najeeb, the President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition (MMWC) that took place February 11th, 2022.

Wisconsin Muslim Journal Feature from February 22, 2022.

Past Events

February 28, 2020 3:00 pm | Karen Culcasi
Join us in the American Geographical Society Library for this special talk by Karen Culcasi titled, “Displacing Territory and Challenging the International Refugee Regime: Syrian & Palestinian Refugees in Jordan.”

Our C21 Collaboratory project for Spring 2019 supported the visit of Salam Yousry, an Egyptian musician and theater director who brought his international Choir Project to Milwaukee. In the Choir Project, interested participants create a choral or dramatic work around an issue of their choice. At UWM, the Choir Project brought together students and faculty from Iran, China, and Egypt, as well as the U.S. Read more about this event.

Our C21 collaboratory project for Spring 2018 convened a panel of local Muslim artists, including musicians, poets, and graphic artists. Visit the Wisconsin Muslim Journal to read more about this event.

Longstanding project members:

  • Anna Mansson McGinty (Geography and Women’s and Gender Studies)
  • Caroline Seymour-Jorn (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; and Global Studies)
  • Kristin Sziarto (Geography and Urban Studies)