Omer M. Mozaffar teaches at Loyola University Chicago, where he is the Muslim Chaplain, teaching courses in Theology and Literature. He has given thousands of talks on Islam since 9/11. He is also a Hollywood Technical Consultant for productions on matters related to Islam, Arabs, South Asians.
In 2009, Roger Ebert named him as one of his “Far Flung Correspondents.” In 2011, the Graham School of the University of Chicago honored him with an “Excellence in Teaching Award” in Humanities, Arts and Sciences. He is a lifelong Chicagoan, involving himself in various educational, social service and charitable projects.
A piece examining the themes in the three films directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan.
A story on a new series on spirituality and social justice at The Chicago Sun-Times, featuring one of our contributors.
The fourth and final part in a series on the images of Islam in Western cinema.
The third part in a series on the way Islam is represented in Western cinema.
The second of four essays concerning images of Islam in Western cinema.
A look at the way Islam has been reflected in Western cinema, in four parts.