Kirby Sokolow

Kirby Sokolow

PhD Student

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Kirby Sokolow studies religion, politics, and embodiment in the contemporary United States. Presently, her work explores the relationship between Buddhist modernism(s), the modern American carceral system, and the affective dimensions of discipline.

Kirby received her B.A. in Religion from Wesleyan University in 2014 and her M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University in 2018. Throughout her studies, she has been interested in the ways religious practitioners make and re-make themselves through the embodied production of different media forms, including documentary films, memoirs, and online blog and forum posts.

Education

MA, Religious Studies, New York University (2018)

BA, Religion, Wesleyan University (2014)

Research Interests

Incarceration

Embodiment

Memory

Affect

Selfhood

Politics

Research Areas
American Religions
Politics and Publics
Material and Visual Culture