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Gender and the Politics of Islamic Studies

Kecia Ali

Photo: Detail from the poster for the event held by Duke-UNC
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How are the politics of Islamic studies gendered, and what does this mean for the field? Professor Kecia Ali's keynote speech addressed this and other questions at the 17th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Courtesy of the Islamicate Graduate Student Association (IGSA).

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Click here to download Prof. Kecia Ali's Powerpoint Presentation.


Kecia Ali
Kecia Ali

Prof. Ali's research focuses on Islamic law, women and gender.

Professor Kecia Ali is a Professor of Religion at Boston University. Her research focuses on Islamic law; women and gender; ethics; and biography. Her books include Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (2006, expanded ed. 2016), Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam (2010), Imam Shafi‘i: Scholar and Saint (2011), and The Lives of Muhammad (2014), about modern Muslim and non-Muslim biographies of Islam’s prophet. She co-edited the revised edition of A Guide for Women in Religion, which provides guidance for careers in religious studies and theology (2014). Her research also includes gender, ethics, and popular culture.

Twitter: @kecia_al

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