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CaféTheoria is an interactive, hybrid workshop series where renowned experts discuss core social science theories, and where you have the opportunity to engage your peers and colleagues in lively discussion and debate. Dr Angie Heo will be joining the third workshop to discuss the influential scholarship of Talal Asad.

The workshop is aimed at postgraduate students (PGT) and doctoral scholars (PGR) in the School of Global Affairs. They are intended to introduce students to key thinkers' works, so you are not expected to be familiar with the text or to read in advance!

The workshop can be attended online on Zoom or in-person on the Strand campus. Refreshments (food, light beverages) will be provided to in-person attendees. Virtual attendees will receive the link via e-mail a day before the event.

About the speaker

Dr Angie Heo is an Associate Professor of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. After receiving her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, she taught at Barnard College and held research fellow positions at Emory University and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen.

Her first book, The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt (University of California Press, 2018), examines how Coptic Orthodoxy mediates social relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. Her next book turns to the study of Protestantism and anti-communism in the Korean Peninsula. 

About CaféTheoria

CaféTheoria is funded by the SSPP Faculty Education Fund. It is an interactive and innovative hybrid workshop series running in the 2023-2024 academic year. The project is led by Dr Shagufta Bhangu and Dr Rishita Nandagiri.

Poster of CafeTheoria workshops

At this event

Shagufta Bhangu

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine (Bioethics & Society)

Rishita Nandagiri

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine