Study Under Dr. Margot Badran

Date and time: 1/4/2010 - 1/18/2010
Campus: Brooklyn and Long Island
Location: Course offered on both campuses.

Study the role of women and feminism in Islamic society

The Department of Religious Studies invites all students to take advantage of a unique opportunity to study with one of the preeminent scholars in Islamic history and society during the spring semester.

For the second Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion, the College has tapped Middle Eastern and Islamic historian Dr. Margot Badran. This spring, she will teach one course, RS 370: Special Topics in Religion on Tuesday afternoons. This course, available to students on both campuses, will discuss the role of women and feminism in Islamic society.

The class is open to all students and will fulfill core curriculum requirements regardless of any previous upper-level religious studies classes. There are still seats available, so please consult with your advisor and seize this opportunity to learn about an fascinating and often misunderstood facet of Muslim culture.

Dr. Badran, a specialist in gender studies, has extensive experience, ranging from her initial teaching fellowship with the University of Cairo in 1962-1963 to a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 2008-2009. She received her doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University and currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

She has written several books, including her most recent, Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences. She previously was the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Religion and preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University

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