Dr Shaheed Tayob

Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Tel: +27 808 2420
E-mail: shaheedt@sun.ac.za


PhD, Utrecht University, 2017.

Ongoing Interests: Anthropology of Islam, Ethics, Consumption, Sacrifice, Economy, Food.


Selected Publications:

  • Tayob, Shaheed. (2023). Muslim Butchers, Ethical practice and Sensory Politics: The Changing Economy of Meat in Mumbai. In H. Rashid & K. Petersen (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Muslims and Popular Culture. New York, Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Tayob, Shaheed. (2023). Human-Animal Entanglements and the Anthropology of Sacrifice: Practicing Qurbani in Mumbai. In P. Tamimi Arab & J. Scheper Hughes & S. Brent Rodríguez-Plate (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Material Religion. London, Routledge.

  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2022. “Offence at a Butcher Shop: Halal Pragmatics, Authoritarian Politics, and Neoliberal Economy in Mumbai”. Journal for Islamic Studies 40:18 pages. https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/JIS/article/view/12347.
  • Tayob, Shaheed. (2022). Race, Animal Bodies and Religion: Sacrifice, Sensory Politics and Public Space in South Africa. In I. Ahmed & J. Kang (Eds.), The Nation Form in the Global Age (pp. 249-271). Camden: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Tayob, Shaheed. (2022). Ethical Practice, Trade, and Food: Muslim Restaurants in South Mumbai. Journal for the Study of Religion, 35(2).

  • Tayob, S. (2020). Trading Halal: Halal Certification and Intra-Muslim Trade in South Africa. Sociology of Islam, XX, 1-21. Retrieved from doi:10.1163/22131418-08030003
  • Tayob, S. (2020). Halal Consumption as Ethical Practice: Negotiating Halal Certification in South Africa. Islamic Africa, XX, 1-23. Retrieved from doi:10.1163/21540993-01101006
  • Tayob, S. (2020). Muslim Food Culture. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Retrieved from https://oxfordre.com/anthropology/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.001.0001/acrefore-9780190854584-e-131
  • Tayob, S. (2019). Disgust as Embodied Critique: Being Middle Class and Muslim in Mumbai. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 42(6), 1192-1209. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2019.1663654
  • Tayob, S. (2019). Molecular Halal: Producing, Debating and Evading Halal Certification in South Africa. In K. Dmitriev, J. Hauser, & B. Orfali (Eds.), Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond (pp. 100-118). Leiden and Boston: Brill.
  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2016. ‘O you who believe, eat of the ṭayyibāt (pure and wholesome food) which we have provided you’ – The Role of Risk and Expertise in Producing Certified Halal Consumption in South Africa. Journal of Religion in Africa, 46.1, pp. 67-91.
  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2012. ‘The 2010 World Cup in South Africa: A Millennial Capitalist Moment’. Journal for Southern African Studies 38.3, pp. 717-36.


Book Reviews

  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2022. From water to wine: Becoming middle class in Angola, Anthropology Southern Africa, 45:4, 252-253, DOI: 10.1080/23323256.2022.2155672

  • Tayob, S. (2020). Review: Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi. ReOrient, 6(1), 108-110. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.6.1.0108
  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2019. ‘Giving to God: Islamic charity in revolutionary times, Political Theology’, DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2019.1649233

  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2014. Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop eds Miriam Cooke and Bruce B. Lawrence. Allegralaboratory.net.
  • Tayob, Shaheed. 2010. ‘Meccanomics: The March of the New Muslim Middle Class by Vali Nasr’. Reviewed in Journal for Islamic Studies (30). pp. 115-17.