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Elliot Marcel Montpellier

PhD Student

Williams 447, Van Pelt Library 557
By appointment


M.A. Islamic Studies, McGill University, 2015
B.S.P.H. Environmental Health Science and Asian Studies (Arabic), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011


I am a joint PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of South Asia Studies. I am interested in the study of mediatized discourses about Islam, piety and morality in Pakistani creative broadcast media productions, specifically television serials. My ethnographic work is located in Karachi, Pakistan and examines the interplay of media production and reception.

Research Interests

Anthropology of Islam, Islamic Studies, Pakistan, Urdu, film and television, history of modern South Asia, anthropology of media, mediatization, and affect.