Samuel Kigar

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Islamic Studies from southwestern Colorado. In my dissertation, "Islamic Land: Muslim Political Theologies of Territory in Modern Morocco, 1930-1990," I analyze how Moroccan thinkers deployed Islamic legal and political categories to establish, expand, and contest Moroccan territorial sovereignty in the twentieth century. This connects to my broader interest in medieval and modern Muslim theories of the relationship between Muslim communities, non-human nature, and telluric space.

I enjoy public speaking and have routinely given talks to school and community groups on Islam. This sort of outreach and public scholarship have been an important part of my growth as a scholar. I am the 2015-2016 recipient of the Anne Firor Scott Dissertation Fellowship for Public Engagement.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

Some information on this profile has been compiled automatically from Duke databases and external sources. (Our About page explains how this works.) If you see a problem with the information, please write to Scholars@Duke and let us know. We will reply promptly.