Kirsten Wesselhoeft

Kirsten Wesselhoeft

PhD Candidate
Ethics, Islamic Studies

Kirsten Wesselhoeft works at the intersection of ethics, anthropology, and the study of Islam. Her dissertation focuses on the many ways in which French Muslims teach and learn Islam, in mosques, religious institutes of higher learning, and informal study circles. She uses ethnographic methods to better understand processes of authorization, moral reasoning and argument, and subject formation and transformation. Kirsten is particularly interested in the fresh light that the study of moral transformation might shed on traditional articulations of liberty and constraint in Arab-Islamic and Euro-American theological and philosophical traditions

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