Remembering Prof. Saba Mahmood









The Institute mourns the passing of Prof. Saba Mahmood (Anthropology). 

 Prof. Mahmood passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 after a prolonged battle with cancer. A highly influential scholar of the relationship between religious and secular politics in postcolonial societies, sovereignty, subject formation, law, and gender/sexuality, Prof. Mahmood was a powerful presence in the life of the Institute for South Asia Studies. Her vision, energy, fierce intellect, and good cheer played a key role in the creation of two dynamic Institute-centered initiatives: the Pakistan Studies Initiative and Urdu@Berkeley. We will all miss her profoundly. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, son, family and to Saba's wide circle of friends. 

 We will post any information on campus memorial activities as we receive them.

Click HERE for an obituary notice on Prof, Saba Mahmood by UC Berkeley's Department of Anthropology.