Hypermediation: Approaching Religion in Iran

“Once again, I arrived at my usual conclusion: one must educate oneself.” ― Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Recently, I was very glad to be invited by my colleague Rasool Akbari as speaker at the Autumn School "Approaching Religion at the intersection of culture, society, language, and politics" at University of Mashhad, Iran.   … Continue reading Hypermediation: Approaching Religion in Iran

“Blogging My Religion” on The Classical Ideas Podcast

"The feeling that while men raise their voices in anguish God remains with folded arms, silent.” ― Shūsaku Endō, Silence I really like listening to podcasts. Sometimes I wonder whether I listen to podcasts because I need to clean, travel, and go grocery shopping, or whether I clean, travel, and go grocery shopping mainly because I want … Continue reading “Blogging My Religion” on The Classical Ideas Podcast

ISMRC, FRANKFURT AIRPORT, AND WORK IN PROGRESS

In August I attended the International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture (ISMRC) international conference. It's the biggest religion&media conference and it’s my favorite work-related gathering, after spending great academic and personal moments in Canterbury 2014 and Seoul 2016. This year it was organized in Boulder, where I did my Ph.D., so I was thrilled … Continue reading ISMRC, FRANKFURT AIRPORT, AND WORK IN PROGRESS