Walbridge, Linda S. 1946-

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WALBRIDGE, Linda S. 1946-


Female. Born October 19, 1946, in Camden, NJ; daughter of Thomas (an electrician) and Patricia (a homemaker) Strickland; married John Walbridge (a professor), May 27, 1972; children: John, Nathaniel. Ethnicity: "English." Education: Southern Connecticut State College, B.A., 1971; American University of Beirut, M.S., 1975; Wayne State University, Ph.D., 1991. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Home—3125 South Snoddy Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401.


Anthropologist and writer.


Without Forgetting the Imam, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1997.

(Editor) The Most Learned of the Shi'ah, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

(Editor) Personal Encounters, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2003.

The Christians of Pakistan, Routledge (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Middle East Journal.


Linda S. Walbridge told CA: "I am an anthropologist of religion, specializing in minorities in Islamic societies, notably Muslim communities in the West and Shi'ism. I was in Pakistan when a Roman Catholic bishop committed suicide in protest at the blasphemy law, which provided the subject for my 2003 book."

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