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Theorizing Gender and Islam Conference

Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM to
Dec 02, 2014 10:00 PM

Monday, December 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., 124 Sparks Building, Papers presented by international speakers
7:00 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge, Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Closed Session
2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m., 124 Sparks Building, Papers presented by international speakers
7:00 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge, Conference Keynote

Keynote speakers:

Sa'diyya Shaikh (Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town) and Nina Hoel (Department of Anthropology, University of KwaZulu Natal)

The Theorizing Gender and Islam Conference is free and open to the public, and they anticipate a rich set of discussions. They welcome broad attendance at the two evening keynote sessions at 7 PM in the Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge. Please note that seating for the daytime sessions is limited. You are invited to register with , if you plan to attend the daytime sessions.

The conference on “Theorizing Gender and Islam” aims to advance feminist theory and methodology about Muslim women’s and men’s experiences, subjectivities and narratives, and to develop a research community between feminist scholars, Religious Studies scholars, Islamic feminists and those from cognate areas. The conference seeks to bring together critical scholars from Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, Legal Studies, Psychology, African Literature and Sociology as well as creative artists in a vivid exchange that will address a new and complex set of realities. They anticipate a set of invigorating debates that engage rich and complex representations and forms of human subjectivity.

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