Emilio Spadola

Emilio Spadola (PhD, Columbia University, 2007) is associate professor of anthropology and Middle East and Islamic studies at Colgate University, visiting associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University, and president of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association. His work examines theories of Islam, and intersections of religion, media, security, and modernity in Morocco and the Muslim World. His book, The Calls of Islam: Sufis, Islamists, and Mass Mediation in Urban Morocco (Indiana, 2014), was awarded Honorable Mention for both the 2014 Clifford Geertz Book Prize by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, and the 2015 L. Carl Brown Book Prize by the American Institute of Maghrib Studies. He is a 2018-19 grantee of Notre Dame’s Global Religions Research Initiative, studying Moroccan Sufism, security, and diplomacy.

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