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Department of Social Anthropology

 

Research

Hello, and welcome to my page. My doctoral research examines Muslim identities and access to entertainment in Saudi Arabia regarding ethics/morality (ak̲h̲lāḳ), and jurisprudence (fiqh). Exploring both leisure and religious temporalities, I am interested in the ways mobility is used to experience different moral registers and participates in ethical self-transformation, within the Kingdom and the broader Arabian Peninsula.

Prior to arriving in Cambridge, I first tried my chance in Architecture, but I have not been very fortunate at it. So I did a political science BA at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where I am originally from, and an exchange year in Istanbul. I then completed a social anthropology MA in Paris, at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, with fieldwork in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, I lived in Cairo, trying my best to learn classical and colloquial Arabic. 

Research TItle: Religious identities, mobility, and entertainment in Saudi Arabia
Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw

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