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GEORGE GONZÁLEZ

Does an increase in everyday piety through “brand Islam” simultaneously and necessarily weaken the authority of Islamic religious institutions? Read the full article »

NESLIHAN CEVIK

The blend of fashion and tesettur has undermined the monotone divide of Islam and modernity, a divide that delineated how a Muslim female can (and should) live, what public spaces she can enter, and what activities she can take part in. Read the full article »

ATALIA OMER

Widespread product "halalization" contributes to novel modes of self-described piety, yet implies a pro-consumptive “deregulation" of religion. Read the full article »

MARA WILLARD

Newly empowered, US white nationalists straddle pre- or a-modern theology and Christianity, re-constructed and re-lived on internet forums and tv-shows of late-modernity. Willard tracks the contentions in the US white nationalist right through the lens of Arendt's "Origins of Totalitarianism". Read the full article »

MOCH NUR ICHWAN

Although non-Muslims are a small minority in Aceh, they are citizens too, and should have equal rights. Read the full article »

DANIA STRAUGHAN

Describing his vision for the project, CM Co-Director Ebrahim Moosa shared the buoyant hope that these young scholars will transfer the intellectual expertise and skills gained into myriad forms of service for their communities. Read the full article »