Jeanette S. Jouili

  • Associate Professor


Contemporary Islam, Islam in Europe, anthropology of religion, anthropology of ethics, religious pluralism and secularism, religion and popular culture, gender studies


Introduction to Islamic Civilization, Islam and Politics, Hymns and Hiphop—Sounds of Islam

University Affiliations

Core member of the European Studies Center, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, Global Studies Center

Education & Training

  • PhD, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

Representative Publications

“Islam and Culture: Dis/junctures in a Modern Conceptual Terrain.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 60.1, 207-237 (2019).

Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe. Stanford University Press, 2015.

“Islamic Sounds, Secular Sounds and The Politics of Listening,” Special Issue of Anthropological Quarterly (coedited with Annelies Moors), 87.4 (2014).

“Introduction: Islamic Sounds, Secular Sounds and The Politics of Listening,” (coauthored with Annelies Moors), Anthropological Quarterly 87.4 (2014).

“Refining the Umma in the Shadow of the Republic: Islamic Performing Arts and New Islamic Audio-visual Landscapes in France,” Anthropology Quarterly 87.4 (2014).

“Rapping the Republic: Utopia, Critique and Muslim Role Models in Secular France,” French Politics, Culture & Society 31.2 (2013).

“Halal Arts: Censorship or Creative Ethical Practice?” Islam and Public Controversy in Europe. Göle, Nilüfer (ed.). Ashgate, 2013.

“Beyond Emancipation: Subjectivities and Ethics among Women in Europe’s Islamic Revival Communities,” Feminist Review 98 (2011).

“Negotiating Secular Boundaries: Pious Micro-practices of Muslim Women in French and German Public Spheres,” Social Anthropology 17.4 (2009).

“L’émergence d’intellectuel(les) de l’Islam en Allemagne: entre discipline politique et herméneutique féministe” (coauthored with Nikola Tietze), Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée 123.1 (2008).

“Knowledge, Empowerment and Religious Authority among Pious Muslim Women in France and Germany” (coauthored with Schirin Amir-Moazami), Muslim World 96.4 (2006).

Research Interests

Current Project

"The Islamic Artistic Scene in Post 7/7 UK: Between Religious Ethics and State Discipline" (ms)