“Baraka Bodies: Thinking with and Through Devotional Image-Objects in Everyday Shiʿism in South Asia”
Karen Ruffle (University of Toronto)
Karen Ruffle is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, where she specializes in South Asian Shiʿism and Sufism. Her research focuses on devotional texts, ritual practice, and Shiʿi material practices in South Asia. Her first book was Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism (University of North Carolina Press, 2011). Her second monograph, Everyday Shiʿism in South Asia was recently published (Wiley, 2021). She is currently working on a new book project, Building the City of Haidar: Kingship, Urban Space, and Shiʿi Ritual in Qutb Shahi Hyderabad.
Time: May 19, 2021
11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)