Aminah Mohammad-Arif

Research Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Deputy Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies, (CEIAS), Paris



2010 – till now: Deputy Director of the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris

2002-: Research Fellow, CNRS-CEIAS, Paris

1998: Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, EHESS, Paris

1993: M.Phil. in History and Civilizations, EHESS

1992: M.A. in English, Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III

1992-1994: DULCO (Hindi and civilisation), Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

1991: B.A. in English, Université Paris III-La Sorbonne

Academic & professional profile

2008 – till now: Co-editor and founding member of the South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ)

2003 – till now: Teaching fellow, Institut d’études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (EHESS)

2004-2008: Member of the CNRS Comité national (Selection Committee). Section: Anthropology

2000: Post-Doctoral Position at Chicago University

1995-2010: Lecturer, INALCO

Recent publications

2011: “Muslims in Bangalore: a Minority at Ease?”, in L. Gayer & C. Jaffrelot (eds.), Muslim Localities in India, London: Hurst & New York: Columbia University Press (forthcoming)

2011: “Réislamisation et (a)politisation en Asie du Sud : une étude des jeunes musulmans « born-again » à Lahore et Bangalore” (with A. Blom), in C. Jaffrelot & A. Mohammad-Arif (eds.), Politique & religion en Asie du Sud, Purushartha-Sciences sociales en Asie du Sud (coll. EHESS) (forthcoming)

2010: “Religion, Diaspora and Globalization: the Vishva Hindu Parishad and the Jama’at-i Islami in the United States”, in D. Heath & C. Mathur (eds.), Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and its Diaspora, Routledge.

2008: “Pakistanis in the United States: From Integration to Alienation?”, in V. Kalra (ed.), Pakistani Diasporas: Culture, Conflict and Change, Karachi: Oxford University Press, pp. 316-334

2007: Migration and Constructions of the Other, Special Issue n°1, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, October (edited volume)

Awards & Distinctions

2004: CNRS Bronze Medal

2000: Fulbright Research Grant, Chicago University

1993-96: EHESS Research Grant

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