Islam

Islam

The Potential & Promise of Feminist Voices in Islam

A lecture by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

 

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.

The Journey of the “Russian Columbus” from Victorian England to Bollywood

A Lecture by Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

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.

Book by Prof. Najam Haider offers new insights on Shī‘ī Islam

Religion professor explores the development of Shī‘ī Islam though an examination of belief, narrative, and memory.

Muslim Women, Activism & New Media Cultures

A conversation with Ousseina Alidou and others
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

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.

Chomsky

America and Israel-Palestine: War & Peace
Monday, October 17, 2011
6 PM
LeFrak Gymnasium, first floor Barnard Hall

Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky considers discusses the causes and consequences of American foreign policy in Israel-Palestine.

Maneuvers from the Margins: Female Muslim Rappers of the U.K.

A lecture with Sylvia Alajaji
Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

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.