29 Jun 2001All dayFaculty of Divinity, Cambridge

Description

Runcie Room (B1), Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies (CARTS) and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)

About the Speakers:

Mariane Ferme is a University Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and Director of Studies in Anthropology at Churchill College. She is the author of The Underneath of Things: Violence, History and the Everyday in Sierra Leone (U of California Press, 2001). She has done research on the Sierra Leonean community in Cairo, and plans to expand this project to include West African Muslim networks in other key Middle Eastern locations.

David Lehmann is a Reader in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge. He was formerly Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies, and is author of Struggle for the Spirit: Popular Culture and Religious Transformation in Brazil and Latin America (Polity, 1996). He is currently undertaking research on the Shas movement in Israel.

Arvind Rajagopal is an Associate Professor of Media Studies, New York University. He is the author of Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India (CUP, 2001) and a member of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1998-99.

Sara Savage, a social psychologist, is a Senior Research Associate with the Psychology and Christianity Project, CARTS, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. She is also a lecturer in the Cambridge Theological Federation. Her PhD research at the University of Cambridge was a social and cognitive investigation into fundamentalism and moral reasoning. She is currently involved in church consultancy, research into fundamentalism, lay pastoral ministry training, and research in the psychology of worship and the creative arts.

Nurit Stadler is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge (2000-2001). She is currently undertaking research on the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in Israel.

Jeremy Stolow is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is currently working on Nation of Torah, a book manuscript about media and religio-politics in the case of ArtScroll a Jewish Orthodox publishing house.
 

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