Sally Howell is assistant professor of history and Arab American studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her essays on Arab and Muslim Detroit have appeared in Diaspora, Visual Anthropology, Anthropological Quarterly, and the UCLA Journal of Near Eastern and Islamic Law. She is co-author of Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11 (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2009) and co-editor of Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade (Wayne State University Press, 2011). She has been a Principle Investigator and Curator of the Building Islam in Detroit Project since 2004. She is currently working on two books related to Detroit’s Muslim American populations, Old Islam in Detroit: Reframing Muslim American History and The War on Muslim American Citizenship.
Andrew Shryock is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and the editor of the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History. His books include Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan (University of California Press, 1997), Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend (Indiana University Press, 2010), Off Stage/On Display: Intimacy and Ethnography in the Age of Public Culture (Stanford University Press, 2004), and Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream (Wayne State University Press, 2000).
Akil Fahd, Research Associate
Dawud Walid, Project Advisor
Anthony Cece, Website Design & Development
Past Team Members
Elena Godina, Exhibition and Website Design
Karl Longstreth, Exhibition map
Saeed Khan, Consultant
Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed, photographer
Omar Baghdadi, Researcher
Mucahit Bilici, Researcher
Mara Leichtman, Researcher
Mufaddal Kapadia, Researcher
Kate McClellan, Researcher
Derek Roberts, Exhibition models