Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, served on a panel on human rights, gender, and sexuality in Islamic contexts, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on Oct 27. Her co-panelists were Juan Cole (Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, U-M) and Samar Habib (associate researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, University of London). Shirin Ebadi, Nobel laureate and...

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, has published the lead essay for a round table on Feminism and Islam in the current Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Fall, 2016).  The essay, "Secular and Feminist Critiques of the Qur'an: Anti-hermeneutics as Liberation?" has six respondents with a short rejoinder from Barlas. The Journal can be accessed here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jfemistudreli.32.issue-2 

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Professor of Politics, Asma Barlas, gave the visiting Marsico Scholar's lecture at the invitation of the department of Religious Studies, University of Denver (her alma mater), on October 13th. The title of her talk was "Muslim Women: Between religious and secular extremism."

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Administration's Diversity Actions Questionable
Published in the ITHACAN

I share many of the sentiments expressed in your op-eds on trigger warnings and safe spaces (Ithacan, September 15)....

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, was invited to give a seminar on Islam at the St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture (NYI), in Russia in July. This is a summer school organized annually by SUNY (Stony Brook) and St. Petersburg University, and it was the fourth time she was asked to be part of it. (www.nyi.spb.ru/)

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