Institute for Religion, Politics & Society

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Assistant Professor Rachel Rinaldo


Rachel Rinaldo is a cultural sociologist interested in gender and social change, particularly in the context of Muslim societies and Southeast Asia.  Her first book Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia is an ethnographic study of Muslim and secular women activists in Indonesia, and examines the different ways these activists engage with global discourses of Islam and feminism. She is currently doing research on marriage and divorce in Indonesia, and on the Muslim fashion industries in the US and Indonesia.


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