Rehan Sayeed



M.A. (MRP) Candidate, Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Supervisors: Lincoln Addison and Jennifer A. Selby

B.A. Honours, Anthropology, University of Victoria

Concentration: Socio-cultural Anthropology
Thesis:Commodity or Token?: A Para-anthropological Analysis of Money in Islamic Finance

Honours Supervisor: Daromir Rudnyckyj

Award: CASCA: Outstanding Graduating Anthropology Student Award- 2019


Rudnyckyj, Daromir, and Rehan Sayeed. 2019. “The Money Question in Islamic Finance.” The Money Question Blog.


“Religious Authorities in Islam- Engaging Canadian Muslims Perspectives.” Presenter. Islam Online Canada Workshop. Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal. (19-20 February 2020)

“Commodity or Token?: A Para-anthropological Analysis of Money in Islamic Finance.” Presenter. AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, Vancouver Convention Centre,Vancouver, B.C. (20-24 November 2019)

“On the Representational Capacity of Money in Islamic Finance: To Be Gold or Not to Be.” Presenter. 11th Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia (MEICON-BC). Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, Simon Fraser University. Harbour Centre- Vancouver, B.C. (23 March 2019)

Research Interest: Anthropology of religion, ethics, Islam and religious politics, religious authority, semiotics, religious education, theology, public policy, securitization, and secularism.



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