Ulama Negotiating Tradition and Authority
HSS presents a seminar on:
‘Ulama Negotiating Tradition and Authority in Contemporary Pakistan'
by Mashal Saif
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Faculty Lounge, LUMS
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mashal Saif is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Programme of Religion at Duke University. She is currently working on her dissertation which focuses on 'ulama in post 9/11 Pakistan. During her graduate career she has been awarded a number of fellowships and grants, including the American Academy of Religion's International Dissertation Research Grant. Her research interests include Islam in contemporary South Asia, the trans-temporal dynamics between medieval and modern Islamic discourses, shifts in legal religions imaginaries, and jurisconsults (muftis) and juridical pronouncements (fatwas). She has conducted ethnographic studies in Pakistan and Yemen.