Islam, Culture and Society


The peer-reviewed book series Islam, Culture and Society provides a strong academic platform for national and international scholars engaged in research on Muslim societies from various perspectives and disciplines. The series promotes a multidisciplinary approach and welcomes contributions from all fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including theology, religious studies, history, law, philosophy, philology, literature, anthropology, sociology, social and cultural psychology, cultural studies, and the arts.

Topics of particular interest to the series include the interdisciplinary role of history, social behaviour, religious (and other) identities, local traditions, and cultural and legal systems, as well as diversity, inclusion, and tolerance  in (re)shaping the plurality, changeability, diversity and global interconnectedness of Muslim cultures and societies.

All volumes in the series present cutting-edge scholarship and foster ongoing scholarly debates related to the historical and contemporary facets of Muslim societies. In doing so, Islam, Culture and Society contributes to a more comprehensive, profound, and more nuanced understanding of the complexities of Muslim practices and perspectives in the social, cultural, psychological and religious spheres within a globalized world.

The series Islam, Culture and Society is an initiative of the Leuven Centre for the Study of Islam, Culture and Society (LCSICS).

The editors accept monographs and edited volumes covering a broad appeal of topics in a wide geographic range, including North Africa, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and Muslim communities in the West.

The series welcomes contributions by established scholars as well as by promising young researchers, and embraces diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and ethnicity.

The main publication language of the series is English, although selective room is offered to titles in Dutch, French and Arabic. All books are written for an international audience of scholars. All manuscripts are subject to peer review.

Series editors
Chaïma Ahaddour (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven)
Nadia Fadil (Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven)
Arjan Post (Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven)
Umar Ryad (Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven)

Editorial board 
Ahmet Alibašić (University of Sarajevo)
Martijn de Koning (Radboud University – Nijmegen)
Mohammed Ghaly (University of Hamad Bin Khalifa – Doha)
Christian Lange (Utrecht University)
Jon Hoover (The University of Nottingham)
Helge Daniëls (KU Leuven)

Advisory board
Albrecht Fuess (University of Marburg)
Agata S. Nalborczyk (University of Warsaw)
Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University)
John Brockopp (The Pennsylvania State University)
Annelies Moors (University of Amsterdam)
Pascal Buresi (French National Centre for Scientific Research – Paris)

Proposals and inquiries can be sent to:  

Please make use of the submission form to present your manuscript/proposal to our board >
Authors interested in publishing their book in Open Access can check out the KU Leuven funding options here >

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November 2023