Religious Afterlives of a Revolution
Amira Mittermaier, Class of 1932 Short-Term Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Religion, University of Toronto
Thu, 2/17 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · Zoom
Department of Religion, Humanities Council, Department of Anthropology
Join Amira Mittermaier, Class of 1932 Short-Term Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Religion, for this virtual lecture.
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Bringing together textual analysis and ethnographic fieldwork, Mittermaier’s research to date has focused on modern Islam in Egypt. Her first book, Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination, explores Muslim practices of dream interpretation, as they are inflected by Islamic reformism, Western psychology, and mass mediation. Her more recent book, Giving to God: Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times, describes a religious ethics of giving in which believers engage with God by way of giving to the poor.