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Fall 2017 Term Events

Symposium: Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque Movement

University of Oregon, 302 Gerlinger, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kaley McCarty at kaleym@uoregon.edu for more details.

Schedule

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome and Introductions, Diane Baxter (Anthropology, University of Oregon) and Fatuma Gedi (President, Muslim Students’ Association, University of Oregon)

9:30am – 10:15am

Keynote Lecture– Amina Wadud, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry (Title: “Islamic Feminism to Live By: History, Methodology and Futures”)

10:30am – 1:00pm

Historical/Theoretical Framework around Islamic Feminism

Introductions Irum Shiekh, (Honors College, University of Oregon)

Moderator, Diane Baxter (Anthropology, University of Oregon)

  1. Therese Saliba, International Feminism, Academic Dean, Evergreen College, (Paper Title, Islamic Feminism: Definitions and Contemporary Debates)
  2. Kemi Balogun, Women and Gender Studies, University of Oregon (Paper Title, Islamic Feminism, Sharia Law, Democracy and Globalization—A case study of Amina Lawal’s case in Nigeria)
  3. Ellen McLaney, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University (Paper Title, Women, Writing, and Revival: Islamic Feminism in Egypt)

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Lunch Break

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Islamic Feminism and the Women’s Mosque Movement— Introductions–Diane Baxter (Anthropology, University of Oregon)

Moderator, Irum Shiekh, (Honors College, University of Oregon)

  1. Azadeh Ghanizadeh, Post-Colonial Literature, Oregon State University, (Paper Title, Islam and feminism: Anti-Patriarchal Solidarities and Global Justice.)
  2. Sarah Eltantawi, Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies, Evergreen College, (Paper Title, Women in Mosque—History and the Significance of the Female Spiritual Authority)
  3. Amina Wadud, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry (Paper Title, “Women’s Spiritual Roles: Traditions Unfolding”)

4:30pm – 5:15pm

General Discussion with participants and audience



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