New Publications from K. Soraya Batmanghelichi, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar

In addition to the incredible events that Dr. Batmanghelichi has helped organize this year, such as Surveillance and the Mosque and Intimacies Days I&III, Soraya has also published two new pieces of scholarship. First, as part of a book symposium, “A Letter to Foucault: Selectively Narrating the Stories of Secular Iranian Feminists“, she published a review of Behrooz Ghamar-Tabrizi’s Foucault […]

New Publications from Visiting Scholar, Sami Al-Daghistani

  Sami Al-Daghistani, a Visiting scholar at Columbia University and a Double-PhD candidate in Islamic Studies at Leiden University and WWU Münster, has recently published two book translations from Arabic into Slovene – Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan and Ibn Battuta’s Rihla. His two most recent articles on the “Semiotics of Islamic Law, Maṣlaḥa, and […]

Brokering Religion and Development: Ethnographic Approaches to NGOs


May 18, 2017 @ 12:30-2:30pm, Knox Hall, Room 509 This event will focus on the past decade that has witnessed a remarkable surge of interest among both policy makers and academics on the effects that religion has on international aid and development. Within this broad field ‘religious NGOs’ or ‘Faith-Based Organizations’ (FBOs) have garnered considerable […]

Spirit & Sound Series: (Un)Covering Religion in India – Rare Spring Ragas on Sitar


April 20, 2017 @ 7pm – 8:30pm Pulitzer Hall, Brown Institute for Media Innovation 2950 Broadway Featuring a Hindustani Classical Sitar Concert by: Pandit Kushal Das, Sitar Pandit Ramdas Palsule, Tabla And a conversation with students from Columbia Journalism School’s Covering Religion Seminar Join us! Register here: Spring is here, and what better way […]

Intimacies: Days I & II April 13 @ 9:30 am – April 14 @ 5:00 pm


PLEASE NOTE: Location for Day 1 has changed to the Presidential Room at Columbia Faculty House Intimacies I: Sexualities in Contemporary Muslim Societies (April 13th, Presidential Room at Columbia Faculty House) Breakfast // 9:00am – 9:30am Opening Remarks // 9:30am – 9:45am Panel 1: Muslim Sexualities: Exploring Definitions and Concepts // 9:45am – 11:45am with Homa […]