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Islamic Literacy Activism in Egypt’s (Counter-) Revolution

When: Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Days after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, an Islamic faith development organization launched a campaign to eradicate illiteracy. Drawing together the anthropology of religion and development, this talk will explore literacy activism at the nexus of Islamic reform and the effort to "build a new Egypt."

Nermeen Mouftah, Buffett Postdoctoral Fellow, completed her doctoral work at the University of Toronto in 2014. She is developing her doctoral research into a monograph that examines literacy development in order to investigate how activism for, and techniques of, literacy are imbricated in religious reform that shape public religion in post-Mubarak Egypt.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. 

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