Dr. Laura Thompson is a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology here at Miami. A cultural anthropologist focusing on the study of religion, she has strong interests in Islamic studies, blasphemy and apostasy, Affect Theory, and Postcolonial Studies. She has conducted fieldwork in Tunisia, and culminating in her dissertation "Who Speaks for the Sacred? The Politics of Blasphemy in Tunisia from the 19th Century." She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
This is a talk in the interdepartmental linguistics lecture series What the L. Refreshments will be provided.