Portrait: Saba Mahmood (In Memoriam)

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  • 1 University of Toronto amira.mittermaier@utoronto.ca
  • 2 University of California Santa Cruz hard@ucsc.edu
  • 3 University of Toronto Scarborough lambek@utsc.utoronto.ca
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A Portrait in Scenes by Amira Mittermaier

For Saba by Susan Harding

Recollections of a Friendship by Michael Lambek

Contributor Notes

AMIRA MITTERMAIER is an Associate Professor of Religion and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Dreams That Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination (2010) and Giving to God: Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times (2019). E-mail: amira.mittermaier@utoronto.ca

SUSAN HARDING is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz. Her research interests include rural political economy and culture, and religious and political communities and discourses. She has conducted fieldwork in villages in Spain and in American churches. Among her publications are The Book of Jerry Falwell (2000) and the collection Histories of the Future (2005, co-edited with Daniel Rosenberg). Her current writing project is called “The Book of Secular America.” E-mail: hard@ucsc.edu

MICHAEL LAMBEK holds a Canada Research Chair in the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Scarborough. He has published extensively on religion and on ethical life. His books include The Ethical Condition (2015) and Island in the Stream (2018). In 2019 he delivered a Tanner Lecture titled “Concepts and Persons.” E-mail: lambek@utsc.utoronto.ca

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