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Kirsten Wesselhoeft

Kirsten Wesselhoeft is Assistant Professor of Religion at Vassar College. She is an ethnographer of Islam and social change currently focused on contemporary France.


The Inheritances of Immigration

Muslim French are heirs to a rupture that has become a continuity. While the Islamic revival in France is often framed as a movement of “modern” young people distancing themselves from their parents’ and grandparents’ “traditional” forms of Islam, many young Muslims describe their religiosity in terms of the inheritances of immigration.