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Noah Salomon

Noah Salomon is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia where he holds the Irfan and Noreen Galaria Research Chair in Islamic Studies. He is the author of For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State (Princeton 2016), winner of the 2017 Albert Hourani Prize from the Middle East Studies Association. He is a current Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow and a past member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.  His most recent article, “Moments in Revolutionary Time,” appeared in the December 2020 issue of Middle East Law and Governance.  


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?

Saba Mahmood

Saba Mahmood (1962-2018) was a pioneering anthropologist of Islam and secularism, a feminist theorist of gender and religion, and a critic of liberal certainties.