17. Mapping the Future of Smith’s Legacy: A Conversation

Thinking with J. Z. Smith - Mapping Methods in the Study of Religion - Barbara Krawcowicz

Andie Alexander [+-]
The Open University
Andie Alexander is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at The Open University. Her research focuses on identity construction, boundary formation, difference-making, experience rhetoric, and conceptions of the individual as a way to examine how post-9/11 discourses of inclusivity and pluralism implicitly work as a form of governance and subject-making which construct and constrain the liberal Muslim subject. Andie is co-editor (with Jason W. M. Ellsworth) of Fabricating Authenticity (Equinox, 2023) and is Managing Editor of The Religious Studies Project
Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Dean’s Professor of the Humanities and the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester. His research and publications focus on both Jewish philosophy and Islamic Studies. He has authored numerous books, including Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox, 2007); Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction (Equinox, 2012); Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (Columbia, 2012); and Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History (Oxford, 2012). He currently serves as the editor of the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.


A conversation between Andie Alexander and Aaron W. Hughes in which they touch on several issues that kept returning in our conversations in Trondheim. Translation is one of them. The conversation was recorded on location during the conference and subsequently published as a podcast by The Religious Studies Project (2019). The version included here is an edited transcript of the podcast.

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Alexander, Andie; Hughes, Aaron. 17. Mapping the Future of Smith’s Legacy: A Conversation. Thinking with J. Z. Smith - Mapping Methods in the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2023. ISBN 9781781799840. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44398. Date accessed: 26 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44398. Oct 2023

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