Jan 29 – Mayanthi Fernando: “Improper Intimacies, or the Cunning of Secularism”
Mayanthi Fernando works on religion, politics, and the secular. Her first book on the Islamic revival and French secularity will be out in 2014. Her new project examines the nexus of sex, religion, and secularism, and in particular the French state’s regulation of Muslim women’s sexual and religious intimacies.
Mayanthi Fernando is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz