Saba Mahmood Awarded 2016 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

December 9, 2016
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Date/Time:  Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:30

Saba Mahmood is the 2016 recipient of the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion from the American Anthropological Association's Society for the Anthropology of Religion. It was awarded at the 115th annual AAA meeting in Minneapolis for Professor Mahmood's new book Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report

Here is a description of the prize from the Society for the Study of Religion's website: 

The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field.  The prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the anthropological study of religion.  In awarding the Prize, the Society hopes to foster innovative scholarship, the integration of theory with ethnography, and the connection of the anthropology of religion to the larger world. 

You can find out more about Professor Mahmood's books as well as the Geertz prize in the links below.