Jens Kreinath

Jens Kreinath received his PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg (2006). Since then he worked at Wichita State University, teaching in his fields of expertise, including ritual theory, visual anthropology, Middle East, and the anthropology of Islam as well as introductory course on the anthropology of religion and linguistic anthropology. Kreinath is editor of Anthropology of Islam Reader (Routledge 2012), and is co-editor of Dynamics of Changing Rituals (Lang 2004) and Theorizing Rituals (Brill 2006-2007). His 36 authored and co-authored publications include journal articles, book chapters, and entries for encyclopedias like Religion Past and Present, Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and the Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. His publications include “Virtual Encounters with Hızır and other Muslim Saints”, “The Seductiveness of Saints,” and “Inter-rituality as a Framework of Analysis: A New Approach to the Study of Interreligious Encounters and the Economies of Ritual.”

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