Saba Mahmood, Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, will give the Society and Space lecture at the 2016 AAG meeting in San Francisco.

Her talk, titled “Secularism, Sovereignty, and Religious Difference: A Global Genealogy?”, will¬†analyze secularism as a modality of sovereign power in the context of unequal geopolitical relations between the Western and non-Western world. Taking the Middle East as a point of departure, she will reflect on the central role religious difference plays in the making of political secularism.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, 3/31/2016, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Imperial A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level.

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