M Chloe Mulderig

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M. Chloe Mulderig

Matriculated September 2008

M. Chloe Mulderig is a cultural anthropologist focusing on localized sources of political and religious authority in the Islamic world. She has conducted long-term ethnographic research in Morocco among young Muslim women, and is currently writing her dissertation on young women’s subjectivities, religious experimentation, and hypocrisy in Fes, Morocco. She has also written extensively on the Arab Spring both in Morocco and throughout the region, focusing on youth dissatisfaction and monarchical power.

Mulderig graduated as summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, also winning the Wesbrook Prize for best undergraduate anthropological thesis for her work in Fes under Dr. Dale Eickelman. She received her MA with merit from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from various organizations including the Mellon Foundation, the International Institute for Education (Fulbright-Hays DDRA), and the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. While in graduate school, she has served as a Teaching Assistant in both cultural and biological anthropology and has also taught her own courses on gender, Islamic culture, and Muslim politics. She has also served as a full-time adjunct at Emerson College, teaching courses in gender, Islamic history, Islamic ethics, youth protest, and international women’s literature. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in anthropology and public policy, and presents regularly at major disciplinary conferences, particularly in relation to the Arab Spring.

Read Chloe’s article “Adulthood Denied: Youth Dissatisfaction and the Arab Spring”


Read Chloe’s article “Feeling Like “Fullah”: The Challenges of Being a Religious Convert and Anthropologist”


Read Chloe’s article  “Reach Out and Touch Someone: Morocco’s Monarchical Power of Presence and the Arab Spring”


Read Chloe’s article “An Uncertain Future: Youth Frustration and the Arab Spring”



  • ·Dean’s Fellowship
  • ·Long-term GRAF
  • ·Fulbright Hays DDRA/Mellon Foundation Grant
  • ·Pardee Summer Fellow 2011