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    • "A Threadbare Prayer Mat": Sufi Poetry and the Textures of Everyday LIfe in Kurdistan 

      Bush, Joseph Andrew (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2014-01-23)
      This dissertation examines the ways of living available to Kurdish Muslims who disown pietistic forms of religiosity even as they read and recite the Sufi poetry that is associated with devotional practice in Islam. Based ...
    • A Bayesian Approach to Speech Production 

      Kirov, Christo Nikolaev (Johns Hopkins University, 2014-02-10)
      The production of speech is one of the most widely studied topics by scientists interested in how the human mind and brain function, since it is uniquely characteristic of human cognition. Despite the everyday ubiquity of ...
    • DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER! RETHINKING CYNICISM AND THE VALUE OF POLITICAL CRITIQUE 

      Irvine, Suvi Maaria (Johns Hopkins University, 2014-12-18)
      That Americans have become cynical about politics is often taken for granted in both popular and scholarly discourse. But what does it mean to be cynical? The answer to this question is far from simple and requires an ...
    • Umm el-Marra and the Western Expansion of the Mittani Empire in Northwestern Syria 

      Maskevich, Adam Sebastian (Johns Hopkins University, 2014-03-21)
      The Bronze Age occupation of Umm el-Marra, a medium-sized regional center in western Syria, lasted, with varying degrees of intensity, for more than a millennium. During this time, the communities who inhabited the site ...
    • War and What Remains: Everyday Life In Contemporary Kabul, Afghanistan 

      Daulatzai, Anila (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2013-10-28)
      This dissertation explores everyday life amidst war and occupation in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is based on more than three years of anthropological fieldwork conducted between 2006 to 2008; and 2009 to 2011. The lives of ...