Katherine P. Ewing

Professor Emerita

External address: 
Columbia University, Departmen, 80 Claremont Ave., Room 103 Mc, New York, NY 10027
Internal office address: 
Friedl Building 212, Cultual Anthropology Dept, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 684-5170

Overview

Katherine Pratt Ewing, Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University.
212-851-9280
ke2131@columbia.edu
http://religion.columbia.edu/people/Katherine%20Ewing
http://ircpl.org/

Until 2010, she was Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Religion at Duke University, where she served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Consortium for South Asian Studies. In 2010-2011 she was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison before moving to Columbia’s Religion Department in 2011. Her research ranges from debates among Muslims about the proper practice of Islam in the modern world to sexualities, gender, and the body in South Asia. She has done ethnographic fieldwork in Pakistan, Turkey and India, and among Muslims in Germany, The Netherlands, and the United States.

Professor Ewing received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1980 and took postdoctoral training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the L. Bryce Boyer Prize of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (1990), a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin (1999), a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar grant (2000-2002), and a Residential Fellowship as Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2006-7). Her books include Arguing Sainthood: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and Islam (1997), Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin (2008), and the edited volumes Shariat and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam (1988) and Being and Belonging: Muslim Communities in the US since 9/11 (2008).

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1980

  • M.A., Boston University 1973

  • B.A., Tufts University 1971

Teaching South Asia Through Material Objects and Performance Events awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

The Milli Gorus and the Diyanet: Competing Muslim Challenges to the Relationship between "Church and State" in Europe awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2002

"Secularist Turkey's Official Islam and the Shaping of Turkish Migrant Religious and Political Identies in Germany awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2000

(93-0548) Islamic Mysticism in Modern Turkey awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993

Ewing, KP. Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin. Stanford University Press, January 2008.

Ewing, KP. Arguing Sainthood: Islam, Modernity and Psychoanalysis. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1997.

Editor, . Shari‘at and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Ewing, KP, and Hoyler, M. "Being Muslim and American: South Asian Muslim youth and the war on terror." Being and Belonging: Muslims in the United States Since 9/11. December 1, 2008. 80-103.

Ewing, KP. "Emine: Muslim University Student in Berlin." Ed. F Trix, J Walbridge, and L Walbridge. McGraw Hill, 2008.

Ewing, KP. "Immigrant Identities and Emotion." A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change. November 26, 2007. 225-240. Full Text

Ewing, KP. ""The Muslim Child"." Ed. R Shweder. 2007.

Ewing, KP. "Migration, Identity Negotiation and Self Experience." Ed. J Friedman and S Randeria. London: Taurus, 2003. 117-140.

Ewing, KP. "The Sufi and the Mullah: Islam and Local Culture in Pakistan." Ed. C Kennedy. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2003. 169-198.

Ewing, KP. "Images of Order and Authority: Shifting Identites and Legal Consciousness in a Runaway Immigrant Daughter." Ed. J Mageo and B Knauft. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 93-113.

Pages

Ewing, KP. "The Misrecognition of a Modern Islamist Organization: Germany Faces "Fundamentalism"." Ed. C Ernst and R Martin. (2006). (Academic Article)

Ewing, KP. "Cultivating a Wholesome Body: Islam in the German Gym Class." Ed. S Swad. (2006). (Academic Article)

Ewing, KP. "Identity Politics: Turkey." 2 (2005): 289-291. (Academic Article)

Ewing, KP. "Pilgrims of Love: The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult, by Pnina Werbner." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 11 (2005): 626-627. (Review)

Pages

Ewing, KP. "Conversation with Katherine Pratt Ewing." Ed. A Molino. (2004): 80-97.

Ewing, KP. "Anthropological Research in Pakistan: A Bibliography." American Institute of Pakistan, Occasional Papers (1997).