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Mohamed Abdou

Dr. Mohamed Abdou  is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University’s Einaudi Center’s Racial Justice Program and is an interdisciplinary Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Cairo. He is author of Islam and Anarchism: Relationships and Resonances (Pluto Press, 2022).  He wrote his transnational ethnographic and historical-archival Ph.D. on Islam & Queer-Muslims: Identity & Sexuality in the Contemporary. Drawing on his involvement with horizontal social movements centered on BIPOC and Palestinian liberation his research stems from his involvement with the anti-Globalization Seattle 1999 movements, the Tyendinaga Mohawks and the sister territories of Kahnawake, Akwesasne, and Kanehsatake, during the standoff over the Culbertson Tract, as well as the anti-War protests of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Indigenous Zapatista movement in Chiapas, and the 2011 Egyptian uprisings.

His email is ma845@cornell.edu

His Twitter handle is minuetinGmajor.


Islam & Anarchism: Relationships & Resonances

Discourses around Muslims and Islām often lapse into a false dichotomy of Orientalist/Fundamentalist tropes. A popular reimagining of Islām is desperately needed and anarchist political philosophical traditions offer the most towards this pursuit. By constructing a decolonial and abolitionist, non-authoritarian and non-capitalist Islāmic anarchism, Islam and Anarchism philosophically and theologically challenges authoritarian and capitalist inequalities in the entwined imperial context of so-called post-colonial societies like Egypt, and settler-colonial societies (the U.S./Canada) that never underwent decolonization and are symbolically, historically, and materially interrelated.

The Rupture of Desire: An Interview with China Miéville

The following is a small portion of a longer interview with China Miéville in the journal Political Theology.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?