Dr. Alyshea Cummins is an instructor of Religion in the College of Humanities and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Cummins’ teaching and research interests include contemporary Islam, the sociology of religion, the anthropology of religion, religion and migration, religion and identity, religion and society, religion and politics, religious literacy, and religion and social change. More about Dr Cummins here.
Dr Alyshea Cummins has contributed a chapter titled Making Space through Public Engagements: Canadian Ismaili Muslims in the new publication The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration Edited by Rubina Ramji and Alison Marshall. Cover art by @RomanaKassam.
The book presents the story of religion and migration predominantly through the experiences of Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, and Buddhists, considering intersectional issues including race, ethnicity, class, gender, and generation throughout.
Many chapters are grounded in embodied ethnography including participant observation fieldwork, interviews, oral history collections and qualitative analysis, drawing on sociological and anthropological theory, as well as non-western and historical approaches to religion. Chapters also chronicle migration in regional, transnational, multicultural and populist contexts, examining everyday religiosity and religion across generations.
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