Andreas Bandak "Life and Story: Imitation, Co-exemplification, and the Question of Ethical Projects among Syrian Christians"
Departmental Seminar Series features Andreas Bandak, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
The seminar is followed by informal gathering, at which refreshments are served. All are welcome!
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Andreas Bandak has specialised in anthropological studies of Christianity, in particular Christianity as a lived religion. Most recently, Bandak has studied Christian minorities in Syria and the themes of prayer, the power of examples, and the stakes of co-existence. Bandak has also investigated figures of sainthood and the diverse relationships people hold towards religious authorities, and the interplay between orthodox and popular religion.
His work has been published in a number of prominent journals including Current Anthropology, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Ethnos, and Religion and Society. He has co-edited the volumes Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East: Sainthood in Fragile States (with Mikkel Bille, 2013) and Qualitative Analysis in the Making (with Daniella Kuzmanovic, 2014). Publications