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Amira Mittermaier is associate professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Islam in contemporary Egypt. She is the author of the award-winning Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination (University of California Press, 2011) and of Giving to God: Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times (University of California Press, 2019). Her current research works toward what she calls an "ethnography of God."