Principal Investigators/Curators

Sally Howell
History/Center for Arab American Studies
University of Michigan-Dearborn

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 J. Shryock
Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan

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).

Team Members

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