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Recent Faculty Publications

Recent articles and book chapters by our faculty

Brannon Ingram, “Is Islam a ‘Religion’? Contesting Din-Religion Equivalence in Twentieth Century Islamist Discourse,” in Brannon Wheeler and Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, eds. Words of Experience: Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst (Sheffield: Equinox, 2021)

Rebecca C. Johnson, “The Mysteries of Translation in Stranger Fictions,” The Markaz Review, December 15, 2020

Wendy Pearlman, “Religion and Mobilization in the Syrian Uprising and War,” in The Oxford Handbook of Politics in Muslim Societies, edited by Melani Cammett and Pauline Jones (Oxford University Press, 2020)

İpek Yosmaoǧlu, “Aghia Sophia and a Reckoning with History,” Platform, July 27, 2020

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Defund the Border Police: Racial Justice and the American Border,” Canopy Forum (Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University), July 13, 2020

Wendy Pearlman, “Syrian Views on Obama’s Red Line: The Ethical Case for Strikes against Assad,” Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 34, Issue 2 (Summer 2020)

Emrah Yıldız, “Nested (In)Securities: Commodity and Currency Circuits in an Iran under Sanctions,” Cultural Anthropology, Volume 35 Number 2 (2020)

Zekeria Ahmed Salem, “Rethinking the weak state paradigm in light of the war on terror: Evidence from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania,” in Africa and the Middle East: Beyond the Divides, POMEPS Studies 40 (Project on Middle East Political Science), June 2020

Hamid Naficy, “Slow, Closed, Recessive, Formalist and Dark — the Cinema of Sohrab Shahid Saless,” in ReFocus: The Films of Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image, edited by Azadeh Fatehrad (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)

Jessica Winegar (and Lara Deeb), “When They Don’t Like What We Write: Criticism of Anthropology as a Diagnostic of Power,” in Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment, edited by Carole McGranahan (Duke University Press, 2020)

Emrah Yıldız, “What does Trump’s Celebration of the Resurgent Dollar Tell us about the International Monetary System?” CounterPunch April 17, 2020

Wendy Pearlman, “Mobilizing From Scratch: Large-Scale Collective Action Without Preexisting Organization in the Syrian Uprising,” Comparative Political Studies (2020)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Islam in America,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Winter 2020

Wendy Pearlman, “Host State Engagement, Socioeconomic Class, and Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Germany,” Comparative Politics, Volume 52, Number 2, January 2020

Hannah Feldman, “Abstract anxieties, Algerian abstraction,” in Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s, edited by Lynn Gumpert and Suheyla Takesh (Grey Art Gallery, New York University and Hirmer Publishers, 2020)

Brannon Ingram, “A ‘Modern’ Madrasa: Deoband and the Colonial Secular,” Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 44, 3 (2019): 206-25.

Hamid Naficy, “Collecting Pre- and Post-Revolution Iranian Movie Posters in the United States and in Iran,” in Collecting Prints, Posters, and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World, edited by Ruth E. Iskin and Britany Salsbury (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd & Brannon Ingram, “Why Did a Muslim Civil Rights Group Oppose Democrats’ Plans to Confront White Nationalism?” Rewire News, November 15, 2019

Hannah Feldman, “What we talk about when we talk about time,” in Making New Time, edited by Omar Kholeif (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “The religion trap,” The Immanent Frame (Social Science Research Council), August 1, 2019

Brannon Ingram discusses his book Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam, Jadaliyya, July 19, 2019

Carl Petry, “Female Slaves and Transgression in Medieval Cairo and Damascus: Gendered Aspects of Bondage and Criminality in the Mamluk Period (648/1250-922/1517),” ORIENT: Journal of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan, 54 (2019)

Wendy Pearlman, “Civil Action in the Syrian Conflict,” Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence, edited by Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Katherine E. Hoffman, “Morocco,” in Filiation and the Protection of Parentless Children: Towards a Social Definition of the Family in Muslim Jurisdictions, edited by Nadjma Yassari, Lena-Maria Möller, Marie-Claude Najm (Springer/T.M.C. Asser Press, 2019)

Shayna Silverstein, “Disorienting Sounds: A Sensory Ethnography of Syrian Dance Music,” in Remapping Sound Studies, edited by Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes (Duke University Press, 2019)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Dangerous Logic at the Border: Religion and the Travel Ban,” Religion & Politics, July 2, 2019

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “The Conflation of Antisemitism and Israel Criticism Isn’t Unique, But It Is a Problem,” Rewire News, March 19, 2019

Wendy Pearlman, “5 ways the Syrian revolution continues,” The Conversation, March 15, 2019

Wendy Pearlman, “How the Syrian uprising began and why it matters,” The Conversation, March 14, 2019

Jessica Winegar, “Resonant Bodies: The Performance Art of Adham Hafez,” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Volume 11, Issue 2 (2018) — special issue: Creative Dissent: The Visual Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

İpek Yosmaoğlu, “Crimes and Misdemeanors: Everyday Lives of Gendarmes in Ottoman Macedonia ca. 1900” in Everyday Life in the Balkans, edited by David W. Montgomery (Indiana University Press, 2018)

Rebecca C. Johnson, “In Translation: Cosmopolitan Reading in the Nahda,” in Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation, edited by Michelle Hartman (Modern Language Association of America, 2018)

Hannah Feldman, “Before the After There Was Then,” in On Photography in Lebanon: Stories & Essays, edited by Clémence Cottard Hachem (Kaph Books, 2018)

Wendy Pearlman (with Boaz Atzili), “Israel-Hamas Fighting Erupts just as Negotiations Advanced. What started it and why does it matter?” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), November 15, 2018

Brannon Ingram, “Understanding the Deoband Movement,” Maydan, November 8, 2018

Wendy Pearlman, “Becoming a Refugee: Reflections on Self-Understandings of Displacement from the Syrian Case,” Review of Middle East Studies, Volume 52, Issue 2 (November 2018)

İpek Yosmaoğlu, “Ottoman Armenian Revolutionaries and the Dilemmas of Deliverance Through Violence” in To Kill a Sultan: A Transnational History of the Attempt on Abdülhamid II (1905), edited by Houssine Alloul, Edhem Eldem, abd Henk de Smaele (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Carl Petry, “Gendered Nuances in Historiographical Discourses of the Mamluk Period: Muted Praise? Veiled Trivialization? Enigmatic Transgressions?” in Mamluk Historiography Revisted—Narratological Perspectives, edited by Stephan Conermann (Bonn University Press, 2018)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “The Border President,” Boston Review, June 28, 2018

Wendy Pearlman discusses her book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, Jadaliyya, May 29, 2018

Katherine E. Hoffman, “Navigating the Border: Amazigh Minorities from Libya in Tunisia during the 2011-2012 Uprisings,” in Mobility and Minorities in Africa, May 2018 (third volume in Nova Collectanea Africana, an edited collection on minorities in Africa published by the Centro di Studi Africani in Sardegna)

Wendy Pearlman (and Loubna Mrie), “Life Under Assad’s Bombs in a Damascus Suburb,” TIME Magazine, March 1, 2018

Wendy Pearlman, “Does the Palestinian reconciliation deal make peace more likely?” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), October 24, 2017

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Rohingya Crisis: Focus on ‘Intolerant Religion’ Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges,” Economic and Political Weekly, September 23, 2017

Rebecca C. Johnson, “Archive of errors: Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq, literature, and the world,” Middle Eastern Literatures, Volume 20, Issue 1 (2017)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, The Idea of the Muslim World and the global politics of religion,” The Immanent Frame (Social Science Research Council), October 12, 2017

Henri Lauzière discusses his book The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, Jadaliyya, March 29, 2017

Wendy Pearlman, “Culture or Bureaucracy? Challenges in Syrian refugees’ initial incorporation in Germany,” in Refugees and Migration Movements in the Middle East, POMEPS Studies 25 (Project on Middle East Political Science), March 2017

Wendy Pearlman, “Vetting Trump’s Vetting of Refugees,” in New Challenges to Public and Policy Engagement, POMEPS Studies 24 (Project on Middle East Political Science), March 2017

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Trump’s immigration order means bureaucrats have to decide who’s a ‘real’ Christian,” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), February 8, 2017

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “The Myth of the Muslim Country,” Boston Review, January 31, 2017

Wendy Pearlman, “I interviewed 300 Syrian refugees. They are far from a security threat,” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), January 30, 2017

Shayna Silverstein, “The Punk Arab: Demystifying Omar Souleyman’s Techno-Dabke,” Punk Ethnography: Artists & Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies, edited by Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim (Wesleyan University Press, 2016)

Shayna Silverstein, “Public Pleasures: Negotiating Gender and Morality through Syrian Popular Dance,” in Islam and Popular Culture, edited by Karin van Nieuwkerk, Mark LeVine, and Martin Stokes (University of Texas Press, 2016)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “In Syria, Keeping the Faith,” Boston Review, May 23, 2016

Jessica Winegar, “The US Must Stop Supporting Human Rights Violations in Egypt,” Truthout, March 12, 2016

Wendy Pearlman, “Narratives of Fear in Syria,” Perspectives on Politics, Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 2016)

Jessica Winegar, “‘I Still Have a Realistic Expectation of Better Prospects for Egypt’s Future’,” Middle East Report 281 (Winter 2016)

Jessica Winegar, “4 Ways to Make Schools Safer for Muslim Students,” The Huffington Post, January 15, 2016

Jessica Winegar, “Five Exciting Developments from Across the Middle East in 2015,” Middle East Report Online, January 06, 2016

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Don’t subject refugees to a religious test,” Al Jazeera America, November 17, 2015

Jessica Winegar, “Presidential candidates must stop playing fantasy football in the Middle East,” The Hill, November 5, 2015

Shayna Silverstein, “Cultural Liberalization or Marginalization? The Cultural Politics of Syrian Folk Dance during Social Market Reform,” in Syria from Reform to Revolt (Volume 2: Culture, Society, and Religion), edited by Leif Stenberg and Christa Salamandra (Syracuse University Press, 2015)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “How international relations got religion, and got it wrong,” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), July 9, 2015

Emrah Yıldız, “Alignments of Dissent and Politics of Naming: Assembling Resistance in Turkey,” in “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey, edited by Anthony Alessandrini, Nazan Üstündağ, and Emrah Yıldız, JADMAG (Jadaliyya Magazine) Issue 1.4 (2014)

Recent books by our faculty

Rebecca C. Johnson, Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation (Cornell University Press, 2021)

Brannon Ingram, Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam (University of California Press, 2018)

Wendy Pearlman (and Boaz Atzili), Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors (Columbia University Press, 2018)

Wendy Pearlman, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (Custom House, 2017)

Brannon Ingram (and J. Barton Scott and SherAli K. Tareen), editors, Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia (Routledge, 2016)

Henri Lauzière, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press, 2015)

Jessica Winegar (and Lara Deeb), Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2015)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion (Princeton University Press, 2015)

Hannah Feldman, From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962 (Duke University Press, 2014)

İpek Yosmaoğlu, Blood Ties: Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 (Cornell University Press, 2013)

Carl Petry, The Criminal Underworld in a Medieval Islamic Society: Narratives from Cairo and Damascus under the Mamluks (Middle East Documentation Center, 2012)

Hamid Naficy, A Social History of Iranian Cinema, 4 Volumes (Duke University Press, 2011-2012):

Wendy Pearlman, Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Katherine E. Hoffman (and Susan Gilson Miller), editors, Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib (Indiana University Press, 2010)

Katherine E. Hoffman, We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008)

Jessica Winegar, Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford University Press. 2006), winner of the 2007 Albert Hourani Book Award sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association

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