PhD Candidate

Erin Atwell is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her current research examines the ethical Islamic concept of taqwā in Egyptian spaces and places of preaching as a lens into the subtle ways traditions interact through entanglements of text, discourse, and bodily practice. Erin holds an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an MA in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, and a BA in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago.