DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE SYRIAN REFUGEE LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dr. Sarah Tobin, Associate Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University, is an anthropologist with expertise in Islam, economic anthropology, and gender in the Middle East. Her work explores transformations in religious and economic life, identity construction, and personal piety at the intersections with gender, Islamic authority and normative Islam, public ethics, and Islamic authenticity.
Ethnographically, her work focuses on Islamic piety in the economy, especially Islamic Banking and Finance, Ramadan, and in contested fields of consumption such as the hijab, and the Arab Spring.
She has recently begun a new project examining gender and security with Syrian refugees in the fields of marriage in Jordanian camps. Her book, Everyday Piety: Islam and the Economy in Jordan is published by Cornell University Press.