Thursday, November 21 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 61
Religion and State Formation

Chair: Sorcha Alexandrina Brophy, University of Chicago
Discussant: Juan Wang, McGill University

1. Bringing Religion Back in: Cultural Practice and Post-Revolutionary Institution Building in Iran (1979-80)Maryam Alemzadeh, Brandeis University.

2. Religion, Classification Struggles, and State Exercise of Symbolic PowerSadia Saeed, University of San Francisco.

3. Decentered Despots: Law and the Making of the Religious Subject in the Colonial StateHanisah Sani, University of Chicago.

4. The Contingency of Secularization in the Early Modern West: The Case of Institutional ChaplainciesSamuel Nelson, McGill University.

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