september, 2018

201821sep3:00 pm6:00 pmRemembering Saba Mahmood3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Department for Study of Religion, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George Street, Room 318, Event Organized By: Amira Mittermaier and Nada Moumtaz


Event Details

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on March 10, 2018. Her work has had a profound impact on debates on religion, liberalism, and secularism, and has inspired an entire generation of scholars. At the University of Toronto, Saba Mahmood’s work has been taught in countless undergraduate and graduate classes in Religion, Anthropology, Middle East Studies, and beyond. Often students single out her articles and books as the most transformative work they have encountered during their years at the university.

This event, held on Friday 21 September, 3-6PM, in the Jackman Humanities Building Room 318, will offer a chance to honor and reflect on Saba Mahmood’s work. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students will offer reflections on how it was/is to think with, teach, and/or encounter Saba Mahmood: how we were influenced, challenged, and touched by her.

The event is organized by Amira Mittermaier and Nada Moumtaz. It is co-sponsored by the IIS and the Department for the Study of Religion. All are welcome.


(Friday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Department for Study of Religion

Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George Street, Room 318,




Amira Mittermaier and Nada Moumtaz