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Emilio Spadola

I am a social-cultural anthropologist by training (PhD, Columbia University 2007), and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, and an Advisory Committee member of Film and Media Studies Program at Colgate University. My work examines religion, media, and modernity in Morocco and the Muslim World, with current emphasis on the force of capital and the commodity form in the reproduction and transformation of Muslim (and others’) social orders and subjectivities. My book, The Calls of Islam: Sufis, Islamists, and Mass Mediation in Urban Morocco (Indiana, 2014), was awarded Honorable Mention for both the 2014 Clifford Geertz Book Prize, by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, and the 2015 L. Carl Brown Book Prize, by the American Institute of Maghrib Studies. I am currently writing a series of articles on the past and future theories media and mediation in anthropological and historical studies of Islam.

Affiliation
Academic Appointments

Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies; Member of the Film and Media Studies Program

Areas of Expertise
• Writing workshops, peer reading and informal review • Guest lectures in courses in Anthropology, Islamic Studies, Media Studies • Conference participation and discussion
Keywords
Anthropology, Islam, Media
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