Nermeen Mouftah Affiliated Faculty, Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Nermeen Mouftah completed her doctoral work at the University of Toronto in 2014. Her ethnographic research explores how religion is defined, marshaled, and condoned in Egypt today by examining charitable and development interventions. She is currently developing her doctoral research into a monograph that examines a particular form of development—literacy development—in order to investigate how activism for, and techniques of, literacy are imbricated in religious reform that shape public religion in post-Mubarak Egypt. Her interaction with charitable organizations prompted her second major research project that explores how religion shapes the legal, biological, and affective negotiations involved in practices of orphan care.

Courses Taught

  • "Islam, Gender, and Sexuality"