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  Katherine P. Ewing, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
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  Katherine P. EwingProfessor and Director of Graduate Studies

Office Location:  Room 212 Friedl Building, East Campus
Office Phone:  +1 919 684 5170
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  • Ph.D. The University of Chicago 1980
  • M.A. Boston University 1973
  • B.A. Tufts University 1971


Religious Movements
Psychological Anthropology
Middle East
South Asia
Research Interests:

Katherine P. Ewing, Ph.D. University of Chicago 1980, is currently investigating Turkish community and identity in Germany. Her focus is on cultural processes and individual experience in situations of inconsistency and conflict. Her areas of specialization include South Asia and the Middle East, with field research in Pakistan, Turkey and among Muslims in Europe. In her book, Arguing Sainthood (1997), she examined how the Sufi mystical tradition has been a focus of religious and political controversy in Pakistan and looked at how this controversy is articulated in individual practice. One of her articles, "The Illusion of Wholeness" (1990), earned her the Society for Psychological Anthropology's Boyer prize. Along with numerous other articles, she edited the volume Sharicat and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam (1988).

Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Ewing, KP. Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin.  Stanford University Press, January, 2008.
  2. Ewing, KP, "Between cinema and social work: Diasporic Turkish women and the (dis)pleasures of hybridity". Cultural Anthropology 21:2 (May, 2006): 265-294. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Ewing, KP, "Revealing and Concealing: Interpersonal Dynamics and the Negotiation of Identity, with comments by Dorinne Kondo and Sidney Mintz, and author response.". Ethos 34:1 (February, 2006): 89-131.  [abs]
  4. Ewing, KP. Arguing Sainthood: Islam, Modernity and Psychoanalysis.  Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1997.