Basit Kareem Iqbal is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University. He studies displacement, refuge, and theodicy after the Syrian uprising. Among other writings, his interview with Talal Asad appeared in Qui Parle 26:1 and his essay on Asad and Walter Benjamin appeared in Anthropological Theory 20:1.
Rather than establishing structural analogies or historical filiations between “religion” and “politics” (terms he opens to question), Talal Asad urges attention to shifts in the grammar of concepts across different situations.
The Political Theology Network seeks proposals for its next series of essays on Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0 from the fields of feminist theory, queer theory, decolonial studies, Black studies, or Indigenous studies.