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Department of Anthropology
The Johns Hopkins University
404 Macaulay Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone 410-516-7272
Fax 410-516-6080

 

 

Niloofar Haeri


Professor and Department Chair


Phone: (410) 516-5442
email: haeri@jhu.edu
403 Macaulay 

Office Hours
Fall 2014
 Thursdays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
and by appointment


Research Interests

Islamic prayers and experiences of religiosity, gender, ritual and language, public appearance and notions of modesty among Jews, Christians and Muslims, social history of moral values in Iran since early 20th century; language ideology, vernacularization and modernity. Egypt, Iran and the Middle East

Selected Articles

* The Private Performance of Salat Prayers: Repetition, Time, and Meaning. 2013. Anthropological Quarterly 86 (1): 5-34.

* Do we need the army's helping hand? Le Monde Diplomatique, English Edition. October 14, 2011. (Article on Egypt's "bloody Sunday" when the army used violence to disperse demonstrators).
http://mondediplo.com/blogs/do-we-need-the-army-s-helping-hand

* 2005 Clerical Chic. The Guardian. January 5.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1383312,00.html

* 2003 Speaking up for a Plurality of Muslim Voices. The Guardian, July 26.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/editor/story/0,,1006209,00.html

 

Books

2011    Translation into Arabic of Sacred Language, Ordinary People, with Arabic preface. National Center for Translation, Ministry of Culture, Egypt. Elham Eidarous, translator.

2008    Langue, religion et modernité dans l'espace Musulman contemporain. Guest edited with Catherine Miller.
Special issue of Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée (REMMM).

http://remmm.revues.org/index5997.html

2003    Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. Reprinted 2007.

1998    New Perspectives in Arabic Linguistics. Philadelphia, Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishers. Co-edited by N. Haeri, A. Benamoun and M. Eid.

1997    Structuralist Studies in Arabic Linguistics: Papers Published by Charles Ferguson 1948-1992.  Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, New York, Köln: E. J. Brill. Co-written and co-edited with K. Belnap.

1996    The Sociolinguistic Market of Cairo: Gender, Class, and Education. London, New York: Kegan Paul International.

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Other Selected Publications



* The elephant in the room: Language and literacy in the Arab world. 2009. Cambridge Handbook of Literacy. Edited by David Olson and Nancy Torrance. Cambridge University Press.

PDF
http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item2326872/The%20Cambridge%20Handbook%20of%20Literacy/?site_locale=en_US



* The uses and abuses of Classical Arabic. In Transeuropeennes, Vol. 23, special issue on Religions in Politics. 2003. (French-English bilingual journal published in Paris).
http://www.academia.edu/3772870/De_lutilisation_de_larabe_classique

* Form and ideology: Arabic sociolinguistics and beyond. 2000. Annual Review of Anthropology, 29:61-87.
 
http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.anthro.29.1.61



* 1997 The Reproduction of symbolic capital: Language, state, and class in Egypt. 1997. Current Anthropology, 38 (5): 795-805, reply: 811-816.


Newspaper Articles

* Do we need the army's helping hand? Le Monde Diplomatique, English Edition. October 14, 2011. (Article on Egypt's "bloody Sunday" when the army used violence to disperse demonstrators).

http://mondediplo.com/blogs/do-we-need-the-army-s-helping-hand

* 2005 Clerical Chic. The Guardian. January 5.
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1383312,00.html

* 2003 Getting Lost in Translation and Quotation. The Guardian, August 30.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/editor/story/0,,1032196,00.html

* 2003 Speaking up for a Plurality of Muslim Voices. The Guardian, July 26.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/editor/story/0,,1006209,00.html

* 2003   Arabs Need to Find their Tongue. The Guardian, June 14. [The title of this article was not chosen by me nor was I consulted about it]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,977260,00.html

 

 
 
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