Prof G Marranci
Since September 2009, at National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute, Associate Professor Gabriele Marranci has been conducting anthropological research on the global social threats (such as drug abuse and teenage pregnancy) which young Malay Muslims (aged 12-19) face in contemporary Singapore alongside the effects of a widening generational gap in the context of the recent economic crisis.
Among other research, Between 2004 and 2007, Marranci conducted in-depth anthropological research among Muslims in prison. Funded by the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the University of Aberdeen, this research focused on the experience of Muslims in prison in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and how being behind bars impacted their identity and experience of Islam.
Young people and global social threats, identity, Muslim migration/immigration, urban sociology, fundamentalism, political Islam, secularisation processes, criminology, and anthropology of music as well as the relationship between anthropological research and cognitive neuroscience.
2006 Marranci, G. Jihad beyond Islam London and New York: Berg. Hardback ISBN 1845201574, Paperback ISBN 1845201582.
2008 Marranci, G. The Anthropology of Islam London and New York: Berg Hardback ISBN 1845202856, Paperback ISBN 1845202848.
2009a Marranci, G. Understanding Muslim Identity, Rethinking Fundamentalism, London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230002555
2009b Marranci, G. Faith, Ideology and Fear: Muslim Identities Within and Beyond Prisons, London and New York: Continuum Books ISBN 978-1847060334
2009c Marranci, G. (ed.), Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Amsterdam and New York: Springer.
Founding Editor of the journal Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, published by Springer [www.springer.com/journal/11562]
Founding Editor (with Prof. Bryan Turner) of the book series Muslims in Global Societies, published by Springer (first book forthcoming 2009)
Contributing Editor to CyberOrient Journal of the Middle East Section (MES) of the AAA
Founding member and Convener of the EASA Network on Contemporary Study of Muslims and Societies.
AAA (American Anthropological Association).
MESA (Middle East Studies Association).
BRISMES (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies).
Study Group on Anthropology of Music in Mediterranean Culture.
For more information and a detailed CV, please visit www.marranci.net