aims and scope

Milestones offers commentary on theology, ethics, and contemporary politics that influence and affect the Islamic world. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, documents, podcasts, photo essays, and other materials that are not available in conventional secular media. As a site, Milestones performs two main functions: 1) Providing a meaningful infrastructure for an ongoing discourse of Islam, 2) Facilitating a platform for the deconstruction of Western hegemonic systems of analyses, epistemologies, political cultures, and moral sensibilities.    

The opinions and arguments published in Milestones are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the editors.

editorial board

Ian Almond, Professor of World Literature, Georgetown University-Qatar

Ovamir Anjum, Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Toledo

Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York - The Graduate Center

Sylviane Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Allen Feldman, Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, Steinhardt

Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

Abdulaziz Sachedina, Professor and IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies,  George Mason University

Noah Salomon, Associate Professor of Religion, Director of Middle East Studies, Carleton College

Omnia El Shakry, Associate Professor, Department of History, Founding Member of Middle East/ South Asia Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Cultural Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Critical Theory, University of California, Davis

Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, Professor of Arabic Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Director of the Program of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of William and Mary

Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor at the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Former Director of Race, Autobiography, Gender, and Age Center (RAGA), University of British Columbia, Founding Member of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (RACE)