Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Series

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Series

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library invites the Barry community to special presentation as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf series.

“The Growth of the Muslim Community of South Florida and Their Adaptations of the Social Sphere” with Mirsad Krijestorac, PhD Candidate and Instructor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, room 308

Mirsad Krijestorac, ABD, from the former Yugoslavia, will explore the historic growth of the Muslim community in South Florida, from immigration to the establishment of centers of worship, schools, and community activities.

Krijestorac is a Graduate Fellow of the Middle East Studies Program at Florida International University. He also holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from FIU. His 2012 article on Muslims in South Florida will appear in the upcoming edited book on Muslims in Southern America. Krijestorac is currently conducting research for his dissertation with the working title, “Nationalism as a Mechanism for the Production of Identities.”

This event is presented by the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library. For more information, please contact Merlene Nembhard, Reference Librarian, at 305-899-4051 or

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.