Candace Mixon is completing her doctorate (ABD) in Religious Studies, with specializations in Islamic Studies, Material Culture, Gender, and Contemporary Iran. She is currently a Lecturer at Dartmouth College. She has recently traveled to Iran and Turkey for her current research on contemporary Iranian devotional practices, and her work has been supported by the American Institute of Iranian Studies, the Roshan Cultural Heritage Foundation, and the American Academy of Religion, among others.
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.
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?