Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech(co-authored with Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, and Judith Butler). University of California Press, 2009.
Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. Second edition, with a new preface, 2011.
** Winner of the 2005 Victoria Schuck Award, American Political Science Association. Honorable Mention, 2005 Albert Hourani Book Award, Middle East Studies Association. Translated into French, Politique de la Piété: Le féminisme à l'épreuve du Renouveau islamique, La Décorverte, 2009.
Religious Freedom, the Minority Question, and Geopolitics in the Middle East, Comparative Studies in Society and History 15(2):418-446, 2012.
Sectarian Conflict and Family Law in Egypt, American Ethnologist 39(1):54-62, 2012.
Can Secularism be Other-wise? in Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, eds. Michael Warner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, and Craig Calhoun, Harvard University Press, 2010.
“Is Critique Secular?” and “Secular Imperatives?” Public Culture 20(3): 447-452; 461-465, 2008.
“Feminism, Democracy, and Empire: Islam and the War of Terror, in Women Studies on the Edge, ed., Joan W. Scott, Duke University Press, 2008.
"Secularism, Hermeneutics, Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation," Public Culture 18(2): 323-247, 2006.
“Ethical Formation and Politics of Individual Autonomy in Contemporary Egypt,” Social Research, 70(3):1501-1530, 2003.
“Feminism, the Taliban, and Politics of Counter-Insurgency” (with Charles Hirschkind), Anthropological Quarterly, 75(2):339-354, 2002.
“Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival,” Cultural Anthropology, 6(2):202-236, 2001.
“Rehearsed Spontaneity and the Conventionality of Ritual: Disciplines of
Salat,” American Ethnologist, 28(4):827-853, 2001.
Interviews and non-academic publications:
Interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 50 minutes, with David Cayley, “Myth of the Secular.” http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Ideas/ID/2295911408/?page=2
Religious Liberty, Minorities and Islam: Interview for the Social Science Research Council “The Immanent Frame” Blog, http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2011/08/17/religious-liberty-minorities-and-islam/
Interview, America Aboard Program, Public Radio International, “Should religious minorities be concerned about the rise of Islamist governments?” July 2012.
Interview, “The Light in her Eyes.” http://thelightinhereyesmovie.com/resources/interview-saba-mahmood/
The Architects of the Egyptian Revolution, The Nation February 14, 2011 http://www.thenation.com/article/158581/architects-egyptian-revolution