Brittany Landorf is a second year Masters in Theological Studies candidate at Harvard Divinity School interested in the study of Gender, Sexuality, and Islam. She particularly focuses on questions concerning constructions of masculinities and femininities through embodied performances of piety and how these constructions have shifted in the early modern to the contemporary moment. She has conducted research on Moroccan Islamic feminist movements, female cyberactivsm during the 2011 Arab Revolutions, and Sufi orders in Morocco and Tunisia. Before pursuing an MTS degree, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bursa, Turkey and a Corps Member with City Year Boston. She graduated with honors from Macalester College where she studied International Studies, Religious Studies, and Arabic Language.
When not in school, she enjoys running and biking around Cambridge and Boston, drinking too much coffee, enthusiastically defending the Midwest—specifically Minneapolis and Eau Claire, WI—against all detractors, traveling, reading, and tending her plants. She also (perhaps too much) enjoys passionately promoting the merits of pop culture and Teen Vogue.
For more about Brittany's work, read An Interview with Brittany Landorf