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Diana Coleman

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SHPRS Religious Studies Facult
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

 

Diana Murtaugh Coleman graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A.  in English Literature summa cum laude,  a history minor, and certificates in Islamic and Arabic Studies. As a Luce Fellow, Diana first traveled to Indonesia in 2009  where she conducted research on contemporary anti-Jewish conspiracy tracts, and has returned to Southeast Asia for three two-month stints of fieldwork in her role as a graduate research assistant for the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. 

A Doctoral Candidate in the Islam in Global Context track, her dissertation research juxtaposes the ways in which prisoners and guards at Guantánamo Bay Prison understood their experiences at the prison in religious/spiritual/theological terms using framing metaphors of ummah, al-barzakh, pilgrimage, and dreams with Guantánamo serving as a prism to refract 21st century issues of identity, belonging, extrajudicial spaces, torture, and the militarization of U.S. culture and securitization globally. Her work has taken her to Argentina, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South Africa, Morocco, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and the U.K. to meet with victims of state sponsored violence and local activist communities, in order to better understand how such violence is remembered, resisted, and commemorated.  

Advisor: Shahla Talebi

Matriculation Date: August 2008

Courses:

Summer 2017-

REL 205 Life, Sex, and Death

REL 390 Women, Gender, and Religion

Spring 2017-

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World (A session)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World (B session)

Fall 2016-

REL 321: Religion in America

REL 366: Islam in the Modern World

Summer 2015-

REL 381: Religion and Moral Issues (Session A)

REL 381: Religion and Moral Issues  (Session B) 

Spring 2015-

REL 381: Religion and Moral Issues 

REL 366: Islam in the Modern World

Summer 2010-

REL 205 Living and Dying 

REL 365 Islamic Civilization

Summer 2009-

REL 365 Islamic Civilization

http://asu.academia.edu/DianaColeman

Speaking at Parliamentary Meeting, House of Commons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jG_IDEzU4   

 

 

Videos
Archipelagic Anxieties: Sectarian Tensions in Indonesia (Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University) April 2016
Audio
Lampu Merapi Inaugural panel at UIN Sunan Kalijaga Java, Indonesia
Research Interests

Contemporary Movements and Trends in Islam

Islam in Southeast Asia

Discursive Strategies in the War on Terror

Post-Holocaust Ethics and Memory

Ethics of Torture

Critical Prison Studies

Trauma Studies

Mourning and Remembrance 

Anthropology of the Body

Sound Studies

International Human Rights Law

 

 

 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 390Women, Gender and Religion
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 381Religion and Moral Issues
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
REL 381Religion and Moral Issues