NC State professor to speak on Muslim women in Russia


Tatiana Rabinovich of North Carolina State University will deliver a talk titled “Embracing Precarity: Women, Islam, and Solidarity in Urban Russia” 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 in room 127 of Miami University’s Upham Hall. 

The talk “explores how low-income Muslim women responded to conjoined crises in their lives and around them by eschewing political organizing and refusing hustling as familiar modes of dealing with hardship,” according to a press release. “Instead, they chose to extend themselves in solidarity and care to vulnerable humans and more-than-human others within and outside of their community.”

Rabinovich is a postdoctoral teaching scholar at NC State, specializing on work in the Islam religion. The event draws on ethnographic fieldwork in Saint Petersburg from 2015 and 2017. Miami University’s Havighurst Center sponsors the talk.