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Samia Huq is an anthropologist and assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Social Science at BRAC University, Dhaka. She obtained her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Her areas of interest include religious revival, religious identity, and religion, politics, social movements, and secularism. As part of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment RPC research team, Dr. Huq is currently involved in a book project tracing the cultural history of the Bengali Muslim woman as she lived in and created the world of Bengali performance arts in the context of partition and the emergence of Bangladesh. Her other concurrent research is on Islamist women and their contribution to public debates and public policy issues.