SASNET/CMES seminar on Sufism

Professor Dennis B. McGilvray from the University of Colorado, Boulder holds a SASNET/CMES lecture at Lund University on Monday 2 May 2016, 15.00–17.00. The seminar, organised in collaboration with the Center of Middle Eastern Studies, at Lund University, is entitled ”Sufi Transnational Networks – South Asia and Middle East connection”. Venue: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, seminarie room 1, Finngatan 16, Lund.
Professor McGilvray ethnographic interests are in South Asia, with a research focus on the Tamils and Muslims of south India and Sri Lanka.  His book, Crucible of Conflict (Duke 2008), examines matrilineal Hindu and Muslim kinship, caste structure, religious ritual, and ethnic identities in the Tamil-speaking region of eastern Sri Lanka, an area that was deeply affected by the island’s civil war. He also co-edited a collection of essays resulting from a multidisciplinary NSF project on Sri Lanka’s recovery from the 2004 tsunami (McGilvray and Gamburd, eds. 2010). The fieldwork that he currently undertaking explores transnational Sufism and matrilocal marriage patterns in Sri Lanka and southern India. This seminar is a part of a joint seminar series between SASNET/CMES. View full program here.