Presenters

Charles Hirschkind
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Paper Title: Reflections from Granada on the Place of Islam in Europe
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Shahzad Bashir
Lysbeth Warren Anderson Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University
Paper Title: On Chroniclers’ Eyes: Frames, Gazes, and Viewpoints in Islamic Historiography
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Mahiye Seçil Dağtaş
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
Paper Title: The Temporal Horizons and Aesthetic Formations of Religious Difference in Antakya
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Syed Akbar Hyder
Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Paper Title: Escaping the Prison of Prose: Aesthetics of Mourning and the Story of Hind
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Jamal Elias
Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Paper Title: Martyred Innocence: Children, Sacrifice and the Rationalization of War in Modern Iran
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Kabir Tambar
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
Paper Title: Histories of Violence and the Ethics of Expectation in Turkey
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Katherine Ewing
Professor of Religion, Columbia University
Paper Title: Jahiliyya: Mapping Secular Spaces through an Islamic Notion of Time and Place
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Caroline Williams
Williamsburg, VA
Paper Title: Cairo as an Artifact of 19th Century Imagery
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Katherine Miller
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College
Paper Title: Materializing Multiple Histories: The ethics and politics of life amid ongoing cultural heritage management in Hunza, Northern Pakistan
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Aryo Danusiri
Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Paper Title: Cosmopolitan Infrastructure: The Entanglement of Religion and the Urban in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia
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Rosie Bsheer
Assistant Professor of History, Yale University
Paper Title: Appropriating the Past: Materiality, Power, and the Politics of History in Arabia
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Karen Ruffle
Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Toronto
Paper Title: Material Subversions: Somatic Shi’ism and the Development of a Deccani ‘Grammar of Tradition’ during the Qutb Shahi Dynasty
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Nathalie Peutz
Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi
Paper Title: Soqotra’s Musealization of the Present and Mobilization of the Past
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Kishwar Rizvi
Associate Professor of History of Art, Yale University
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Amal Sachedina
Aga Khan Visiting Professor in Islamic Humanities, Brown University
Paper Title: Shifting Terrain: Destroying While Preserving the Dalla (Coffee Pot) and the Ethos of Neighbourliness in the Sultanate of Oman
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