Practicing Islam in Egypt, Consociational Power‐Sharing, and Women’s Segmented Empowerment in Jordan (S. 10, Ep. 3)

Aaron Rock-Singer of University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about his latest book, Practicing Islam in Egypt: Print Media and Islamic Revival, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book shows how Islamic activists and institutions across the political spectrum reshaped daily practices [in Egypt] in an effort to persuade followers to adopt novel models of religiosity. (Starts at 27:42). Bassel Salloukh of Lebanese-American University speaks about his new special issue article, “Consociational Power‐Sharing in the Arab World: A Critical Stocktaking,” published in the Journal of Studies of in Ethnicity and Nationalism. (Starts at 1:13). Carolyn Barnett, graduate student at Princeton University, and Steve Monroe of Yale-NUS College discuss their new piece (co-authored with Amaney Jamal of Princeton University), “Earned Income and Women’s Segmented Empowerment: Experimental Evidence from Jordan,” published in the American Journal of Political Science. You can also read their piece on Remote work and women’s employment in MENA: opportunity or pitfall?” posted in the Economic Research Forum. (Starts at 11:36).



Music for this season’s podcast was created by Feras Arrabi. You can find more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram page.

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