On the sad news of the passing of Saba Mahmood, the editorial board of the journal Sociology of Islam has decided to organize a special issue to honor the work and legacy of our distinguished colleague for the study of global politics and religion.

Saba Mahmood’s anthropological work shifted debates on secularism and religion, gender and politics, the rights of religious minorities, and the impact of colonialism in the Middle East. Her conceptual engagement with these pertinent social and political issues, however, has opened up broader questions about the politics of religious difference in a secular age beyond the Middle East and Muslim majority countries. This special issue of Sociology of Islam intends to bring to the fore the scope of these contributions in order to assess the cross-disciplinary and trans-regional magnitude of her work.

The editorial board calls for papers on the following and related subjects in the work of Saba Mahmood:

                • Agency and submission
                • Body/Embodiment
                • Citizenship
                • Ethics
                • Feminist Theory
                • Gender
                • Hermeneutics
                • Law and the State
                • Postcolonialism/Postcoloniality
                • Religious freedom
                • Religious difference
                • Secularism/Secularity
                • Sovereignty
                • Subject formation
                • The minority condition

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please send a 500-word abstract to Sultan Doughan (sultan_doughan@berkeley.edu) and Jean-Michel Landry (jean-michel.landry@mcgill.ca) by April 30, 2018. We acknowledge receipt of all emails and will reply to all. If you do not receive a reply, please resend your abstract. Please include the following in your email: author name, affiliation, email address, abstract in Word format, and a short CV.

Acceptance notices will be sent by May 15, 2018. Full articles are due September 30, 2018. The special issue will come out in early 2019. All articles must follow these guidelines.