Erin J. Augis

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor of Sociology


Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, USA


Mailing Address

Social Science and Human Services
Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 201-684-6849
fax: 201-684-7257


Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Muslim women, labor migration

Teaching Interests

Race relations, religion, gender


2013. "Dakar's Sunnite women: the dialectic of submission
and defiance in a globalizing city," in ed. Mamadou Diouf, Tolerance,
Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal. New York: Columbia University

2012. "'Our parents and religion': challenges to Senegalese
social hierarchies by young Islamist women," in ed. Marie-Nathalie Le
Blanc and Muriel Gomez-Perez, L'Afrique des générations : entre tensions et négociations
Paris : Karthala.

2009. "Young Sunnite women and economic liberalization in Dakar, Senegal:
self, solidarity, and growing up with global capitalism." Special issue
of Afrique contemporaine edited by Leonardo Villaln and
Jean-Louis Triaud.

2009. "Jambaar or Jumbax-out? How Sunnite women negotiate power and
belief in orthodox Islamic femininity," in eds. Mamadou Diouf and Mara
Leichtman, New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration
Wealth, Power and Femininity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2007. There goes the neighborhood: racial, ethnic, and class tensions
in four Chicago neighborhoods and their meaning for America. With
principal authors William Julius Wilson and Richard Taub; Patrick Carr,
Chenoa Flippen, Jennifer Johnson, Maria Kefalas, Reuben May, Jennifer
Pashup-Graham, Mary Patillo, and Jolyon Wurr. New York: Vintage.
Also published in 2006 by Knopf Press.

2005. "Dakar's Sunnite women: the politics of person," in ed. Muriel
Gomez-Perez, L'Islam politique au sud du Sahara. Paris:

2003. "Women in Senegal: surviving in a downward socioeconomic spiral,"
in ed. Lynn Walter, Africa: Women's Issues Worldwide Series.
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group.

2002. "Dakar's Sunnite women: the politics of person." Ph.D. Dissertation,
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.


race ; Islam ; gender ; labor migration ; West Africa.