Youssef J. Carter

Youssef J. Carter

College Fellow - Social Anthropology
College Fellow - African and African American Studies
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Dr. Youssef Carter is a College Fellow in the departments of Anthropology and African & African-American Studies at Harvard University. He teaches courses on campus related to Muslims in the United States, African Diaspora, and Anthropology. He is also an advisory board member of the 'After Malcolm Digital Archive', sponsored in part by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, which chronicles the oral histories of African-American Muslims and serves as a repository for digitized historical documents, newspapers, and memorabilia related to their involvement in the Black Freedom Struggle from 1965 onward. In addition to other projects, he is working (slowly) on a manuscript tentatively called “The Vast Oceans: Remembering God and Self in the Mustafawi Sufi Order” which is a multisite ethnography of a transatlantic spiritual network of African-American, West African, and European Sufis that deploy West African spiritual training to navigate historical-political contexts in the U.S. South and beyond.

Research Interests: West African Sufism, Diaspora, Embodiment, Spiritual Care, Memory

Contact Information

Tozzer Anthropology Building #209
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138