Shari'a and Social Engineering in Aceh, Indonesia

4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Department of Anthropology Seminar Room, 232 Bay State Rd.
Contact Organization:
Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs
Contact Name:
Arlene Brennan
Contact Phone:
R. Michael Feener Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Studies (FAS) at Harvard Divinity School
R. Michael Feener is Research Leader of the Religion and Globalization Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, and Associate Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. Previously he taught at Reed College and the University of California, Riverside. He has also held visiting professor positions and research fellowships at Kyoto University, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Honolulu), and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, the Netherlands. This year, he is visiting Associate Professor in the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University. His books include: Muslim Legal Thought in Modern Indonesia (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Shari'a and Social Engineering: The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia (Oxford University Press, 2013).