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This workshop takes place in Leipzig from September 26 to 27, 2024. It aims to offer a platform to case studies and theoretical undertakings concentrating on the intersections of youth, gender, and religion under digital media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Digital media played a central role in the popular social movements in the recent history of the region - namely the Arab Spring and the Gezi Protests a decade ago and most recently the protests in Iran. The prominence of the youth, women, and LGBTQ in these movements and the multiple ways in which religion and religiosities are addressed therein, render the MENA region an important site to study the intersections of youth, gender, and religion under digital media.

The Call for Papers
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Please send your abstracts of up to 500 words accompanied by a short bio and information regarding whether you will need financial support for travel and accommodation to uelker.soezen(at) by May 3, 2024. The selected papers will be announced on May 17, 2024.

Convener: Dr. Ülker Sözen, Institute for the Study of Religion, Leipzig University & Associate Member, Multiple Secularities Research Team