Welcome to Assistant Professor Miray Philips!

October 25, 2023 by Juanita Lam

We welcome Assistant Professor Miray Philips to the Scarborough Department of Sociology. Professor Philips joins us from the graduate program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Situated at the intersection of religion, memory, and human rights, her research examines how memories and interpretations of violence are shaped by religion and rights, and how these processes affect trajectories of mobilization. Her current book project, The Transnational Politics of Religious Difference, engages these topics while exploring the geopolitics of meaning-making about the struggles of Christians in the Middle East. In this research, Prof. Philips draws on ethnographic fieldwork in Egypt, Kuwait, and Washington, DC.

Assistant Professor Philips’ research has appeared in Memory Studies, the Minnesota Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of Cultural Sociology, where it won two ASA Best Paper awards.