Nareman Amin

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Nareman Amin received her PhD in Religion from Princeton University. Her research focuses on religious authority, affect, political participation and Muslim youth culture. She was the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Affiliate Fellow at the Center for Culture, Society and Religion at Princeton University. 

Her book project, “Is God for Revolution?: Youth, Affect and Islam in Post-2011 Egypt,” examines how political participation in a revolution can change the landscape of religious discourse and practice. She explores how Muslim youth partaking in the 2011 Egyptian uprising affectively responded to the promise and perceived 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 book shows that, for many youth, revolutionary affects and emotions shifted their understanding of what makes a person pious and what constitutes moral and religious perfection.

Her work is published in Die Welt des IslamsIslamic Law and Society, and Protest.