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Lara Deeb (Scripps College), “Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Morality in Shi'i South Beirut”

Spring 2014 Workshop Series: “Shi’a Politics”
Lara Deeb (Scripps College), “Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Morality in Shi’i South Beirut”
Lara Deeb is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Scripps College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, religion, youth, modernities,  time/temporalities and space in the context of the Middle East. Her publications include Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Morality and Geography in Shi’i South Beirut (with M. Harb, Princeton University Press 2013),  An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi‘i Lebanon (Princeton University Press 2006) , “The Politics of Middle East Anthropology from the End of the Cold War through the War on Terror: Insights from a Transitional Generation” (with J. Winegar in S. Hafez and S. Slyomovic (eds.) Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: The State of the Art), and “Exhibiting the ‘Just-Lived Past’: Hizbullah’s Nationalist Narratives in Transnational Political Context” (Contemporary Studies in Society and History, 2008). She serves on the editorial committee for Middle East Report, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and as a book reviews co-editor for American Ethnologist.
Papers are available to Stanford affiliates upon request.



Thursday, May 8, 2014. 12:15PM


Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street)


Abbasi Progam in Islamic Studies