Nareman Amin

Office Hours

Field of Study


Nareman Amin received her PhD in Religion from Princeton University. Her research focuses on religious authority, affect, political participation and Muslim youth culture. She is the 2021 Andrea Mitchell Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her book project, “Revolutionary Religion: Youth and Islam in Post-2011 Egypt,” is an ethnographic work that examines how political participation in a revolution can change the landscape of religious discourse and practice. In particular, she explores how Muslim youth partaking in the 2011 Egyptian uprising affectively responded to the promise and ultimate demise of a revolution. Based on an in-depth analysis of 60 interviews with young middle-class Muslim Egyptians and of traditional and social media, the project shows that, for many youth, revolutionary affects and emotions, notably hope, disappointment, disillusionment, shock and anger, shifted their understanding of what makes a person pious and what constitutes moral and religious perfection.

Her work is published in Die Welt des Islams and Islamic Law and Society. She has an MA in Political Science from the University of South Florida and a BA in History from the American University in Cairo.