Kimberly Hart on: "The Gendering of Religious Practices in Rural Turkey"

Thursday, February 13

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life welcomes Kimberly Hart to speak on her recently published ethnography by Stanford University Press, And Then We Work for God. She will focus on the gendering of religious practice in rural western Turkey and ethnographic method.

Kimberly Hart, Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State in Anthropology, is a social-cultural anthropologist whose current work focuses on Turkish configurations of Sunni Islam, rurality, state power, and neo-tarikats.  Her doctoral work on the DOBAG project, a women's carpet weaving cooperative in western Turkey, explores gendered configurations of power among the western founders of the project and the villagers who implement and sustain it, as well as marriage, morality, and memory.  Here recent book, And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey (Stanford University Press, 2013), is based on over a decade of ethnographic fieldwork in villages in rural Western Turkey.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Middle East Institute.