Katherine P. Ewing
Katherine Pratt Ewing, Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University.
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).
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.
Ewing, KP. "“Anthropology and the Pakistani National Imaginary.” Naveed Khan, ed. New Delhi: Routledge." Ed. N Khan. New Delhi: Routledge., 2009.
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. "“Stigmatisierte Männlichkeit: Muslimische Geschlechterbeziehungen und kulturelle Staatsbürgerschaft in Europa.” x, eds. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag." Ed. L Potts and J Kühnemund. transcript Verlag, 2008.
Ewing, KP. ""The Muslim Child"." Ed. R Shweder. 2007.
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. "Iktidar, Psikopatoloji ve Kimlik Müzakeresi: Psikanaliz ve Antropolojnin Kesi_me Hatt_nda Baz_ Güncel Meseleler (Power, Psychopathology and the Negotiation of Identity: Current Issues at the Intersection of Psychoanalysis and Anthropology"." Ed. K Sayar. Istanbul: Metis Yay_nlar_, 2003.
Ewing, KP. "Migration, Identity Negotiation and Self Experience." Ed. J Friedman and S Randeria. London: Taurus, 2003. 117-140.
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.
Ewing, KP. "Comment on Rebecca J. Lester’s "Brokering Authenticity: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Ethics of Care in an American Eating Disorder Clinic."." Current Anthropology 50 (2009). (Academic Article)
Ewing, KP. "Review of Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject by Sherry B. Ortner." American Anthropologist 110 (2008). (Review)
Ewing, KP. "Between cinema and social work: Diasporic Turkish women and the (dis)pleasures of hybridity." Cultural Anthropology 21.2 (May 1, 2006): 265-294. Full Text
Ewing, KP. "Revealing and Concealing: Interpersonal Dynamics and the Negotiation of Identity, with comments by Dorinne Kondo and Sidney Mintz, and author response." Ethos 34 (February 2006): 89-131. (Academic Article)
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. "Pilgrims of Love: The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult, by Pnina Werbner." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 11 (2005): 626-627. (Review)
Ewing, KP. "Identity Politics: Turkey." 2 (2005): 289-291. (Academic Article)
Ewing, K. "Women, Gender and Childhood: Social Practices, Pre-Modern and Modern: United States." (2005). (Academic Article)
Ewing, KP. ""Review of Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity by Michal E. Meeker and Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey by Pael Navaro-Yashin."." American Anthropologist 106 (2004). (Review)
Ewing, KP. "Conversation with Katherine Pratt Ewing." Ed. A Molino. (2004): 80-97.
Ewing, KP. "CA Comment on "Debating Self, Identity, and Culture in Anthropology," by Martin Sokefeld." Current Anthropology 40 (1999): 432-433.
Ewing, KP. "Anthropological Research in Pakistan: A Bibliography." American Institute of Pakistan, Occasional Papers (1997).