Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a legal anthropologist specializing in Islamic law, gender, and development, explores how Islamic feminism may change the terms of debates over Islam and gender.
Anindita Banerjee will discuss two translations of an unusual text of the 15th century — the travelogue of a Russian merchant, which is punctuated and even overwhelmed by its religious invocations to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed.
Religion professor explores the development of Shī‘ī Islam though an examination of belief, narrative, and memory.
Ousseina Alidou and other scholars consider how women in different Muslim contexts, who may or may not identify with feminism, are engaging media to explore different understandings of Islam.
Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky considers discusses the causes and consequences of American foreign policy in Israel-Palestine.
Sylvia Alajaji examines how hip-hop allows Muslim women a space for exploring and claiming the complex, multifaceted, and sometimes contradictory aspects of their identities.