From the Editors
Saba Mahmood is an anthropologist who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and whose work raises challenging questions about the relationship between religion and secularism, ethics and politics, agency and freedom. Her book Politics of Piety, a study of a grassroots women’s piety movement in Cairo, questions the analytical and political claims of feminism as well as the secular liberal assumptions on the basis of which such movements are often ...Keep Reading »
Not long after his return from Cairo, where he was doing fieldwork, I spoke with Talal Asad at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where he is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Distinguished indeed: with books like Genealogies of Religion and Formations of the Secular, as well as numerous articles, Asad’s work has been formative for current scholarly conversation about religion and secularity, stressing both global context ...Keep Reading »
Nathan Schneider is a contributing editor at The Immanent Frame. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara, both in religious studies, specializing in philosophy and religion in popular culture. His writing has appeared in several magazines, as well as on his blog, The Row Boat.