SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Mahnaz Marashi

BSc (Hons)(LSE), MA, PhD (SOAS)
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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Research Associate

Dr Mahnaz Marashi
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Islam, religious scholars, education, knowledge, mysticism, mourning and death, alternative modernities, gender.


My thesis explored the scholarly world of a cosmopolitan collection of Muslim academics based in a recently established Islamic post-graduate institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My aim was to document how their scholarly ways of knowing and learning are constructed and experienced in daily practice.


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Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Iran
  • Malaysia
  • Arabic
  • Malay-Indonesian