Candace Mixon

Dr. Candace Mixon is a Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Occidental College, teaching courses in Islamic studies and material culture studies of religion. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Religious Studies, her M.A. from McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies, and her B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Her current research is focused on a book project on contemporary Shiʻism in Iran centered on an analysis of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, through the collection and examination of items connected to devotional visual and material culture.

Contributions by Candace Mixon

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Following the Objects: Seeing Religion in Egypt and Syria

Why do scholars of religion have such a variety of incomplete and messy tools to “follow the objects”? Find out with the curious stories of devotional objects from Cairo and Damascus as Candace Mixon speaks with Richard McGregor about Islam and the Devotional object.

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Politics and Conspirituality: Discourse! January 2021

In this January episode of our current events podcast, Discourse!, Savannah Finver speaks with Candace Mixon and Suzanne Newcombe as the team wrestles with the QAnon Shaman and the January 6th attack on the U.S. Presidential election certification, pandemic anti-vaccine misinformation campaigns, and growing evidence of the "conspirituality."

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Thanks for Listening! Celebrating 10 Years of the RSP

10 years in the making! Celebrate our decade of scholarship with this special episode, "Thanks for listening!"

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Climate Change(s): New Approaches to Environmental and Agricultural Ethics

What can we learn about responding to climate change from small farms run by religious communities? In this episode, the RSP’s Candace Mixon talks to Dr. Gretel Van Wieren about her career in environmental and agricultural ethics. Climate activism has deep religious roots, so join us for practical advice about bringing the diverse approaches of Christian, Jewish, and Muslims groups into the undergraduate religious studies classroom.

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Challenging the Normative Stance of Aniconism in the Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

In this episode, Candace Mixon discusses aniconism with Birgit Meyer & Terje Stordalen. Would our normative assumptions about the absence of images in certain traditions be better served by turning to aesthetics?

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Discussing Pious Fashion and Muslim Dress Beyond the Headscarf

In this discussion, we cover some key terms from Bucar's book, such as what Pious Fashion is, why it might be defined that way, and how it helps further a conversation about Muslim women beyond the veil. We discuss the differences in performing fieldwork for this project in Iran, Indonesia, and Turkey. Connecting this research to Islamophobia and Muslim experience in America, Liz Bucar reflects on how modesty has become more mainstream.

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