Rogozen-Soltar, Mikaela

Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Reno, and Book Review Editor for the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2010, and began working with JMEWS as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale. Rogozen-Soltar’s research focuses on the anthropology of Europe and North Africa, as well as the historical and contemporary entanglements of these regions. Her primary field research looks at questions surrounding Islam, migration, gender, and historical memory in Spain.  Specifically, she examines social encounters between Muslim migrants, European converts to Islam, and Catholic and secular people in Andalusia. Her research emphasizes the ways people engage with historical memory of al-Andalus in their negotiations of religious pluralism in Spain today, as well as debates about Islam and gender in Europe more broadly. Her work on this and other topics appears in American Anthropologist, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and Anthropological Quarterly.

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Anthropolgy