Mohamad Jarada is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Anthropology. Prior to his doctoral studies, Mohamad completed his undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley (highest honors) and later trained in theology and philosophy at Harvard Divinity School. As a historically-informed sociocultural anthropologist, he studies the legacies of violence experienced by religiously and politically marginalized communities in the American South and the persistent forms this violence takes in the wake of critical events. His dissertation project concerns the reception of this violence in North Carolina among Muslim American communities and their subsequent recourse to governmental and non-governmental legal organizations and institutions. His broader research interests include the intersection of religion, race, and law; the relationship between civil society and political state; political movements and advocacy; anthropology of Islam and Islamic studies; semiotics and hermeneutics; and the history of anthropological theory.
M.A. Anthropology, 2019, University of California, Berkeley
M.T.S. Philosophy and Theology, 2016, Harvard Divinity School
B.A. Anthropology, 2014, University of California, Berkeley