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Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan (2010)
Ansari Business Building, Room 513
(775) 682-7953


Migration, Diaspora, and Citizenship; Globalization and Transnationalism; Islam; Religious Conversion; Historical Memory; Anthropology of Gender; Human Rights; Public Anthropology; North Africa, Europe, and the broader Mediterranean.


My main research focus is on Islam and migration in Europe.  Specifically, I focus on social encounters between Muslim migrants, converts to Islam, and Catholic and secular people in southern Spain.  I am interested in the different ways that people remember medieval Muslim Spain, and they way historical memories of this period inform contemporary efforts to navigate renewed religious and cultural pluralism in the region.  I welcome inquiries from potential undergraduate and graduate students.  I currently serve as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.


  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 703 Graduate Seminar in Public Anthropology
  • ANTH 439/639 Public Anthropology
  • Other teaching interests include: Anthropology of Migration, Middle Eastern and Muslim Diaspora, Anthropology of Human Rights, and Islam and Gender in Global Perspective


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