Professor Noah Salomon joins this episode of the Reading Muslims podcast to discuss the role texts and textuality came to play in his ethnography of the Islamic State in Sudan, For Love of the Prophet (Princeton University Press 2016). He reflects on what it means to approach texts not only as an object of study, but also as a method that informs one’s ethnographic practice. Professor Salomon also discusses his new project, which travels between Muscat, Khartoum, and Beirut to examine the production of religious difference within Islam in post-revolutionary moments.
Host: Abdulla Majeed
Date recorded: December 14th, 2021