Angie Heo

Angie Heo

Contact

Phone773-702-1867

Emailheo@uchicago.edu

LocationSwift 228

Areas of Study and Research

Anthropology and Sociology of Religion

Religion and the Human Sciences

Faculty Assistant Professor of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion; also in the College

BA, Harvard University
MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Angie Heo is an anthropologist of religion, media, and economy. She is broadly interested in minority politics, critical mission history, postcolonial nationalism, and global religious movements. Her fieldwork so far has focused on two traditions, Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelical Protestantism, and her research has explored two geographic regions, the Middle East and East Asia. Heo's first book The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt (University of California Press 2018) offers a form-sensitive account of Coptic Orthodoxy and Christian-Muslim relations from before the Arab uprisings to their post-revolutionary aftermath. Drawing on traditions of martyrdom, pilgrimage, and icon veneration, it analyzes embodied practices of imagination to grasp the vexed interplay of nationalism and sectarianism in Egypt. Heo's second book (in progress) turns to various sites of religious freedom, transnational capitalism, and Cold War empire in the Korean peninsula.

 

Interviews and Blogs

LSE Religion and Global Society 
CaMP Anthropology 
Jadaliyya NEWTON
Coptic Canadian History Project
AnthroCyBib 
Contending Modernities