Lecture: Katherine Pratt Ewing: Naming our Sexualities: Secularism, Honor and Islam

Thursday March 11 at 12:00 pm in 260 Bascom Hall

Given Europe’s growing Muslim population, controversies surrounding sexuality often pit conservative Muslims against advocates of sexual rights.  Are the intense conflicts that many diasporic Muslims experience as they struggle with their sexualities and their honor an inevitable outcome of secularism and the principle of tolerance?

Katherine Pratt Ewing is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Religion at Duke University.  Her books include Arguing Sainthood: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and Islam (1997), Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim in Berlin (2008), and Being and Belonging: Muslims in the US after 9/11 (2008)