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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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The University of Texas press has released a second, revised, edition of Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an, by Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, along with a monograph, A Brief Introduction to Believing Women in Islam, co-authored with David R. Finn. A Canadian philosopher who developed an interest in Barlas's liberatory hermeneutics of Islam's scripture, Finn undertook to "translate" it into simple language for non-academic readers.

https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/barlas-believing-women-in-islam

https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/barlas-finn-believing-women-in-islam

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ABC Online (Australia) has published a keynote by Politics professor Asma Barlas --" Reading the Qur'an Justly"--  in its Religion and Ethics section. This is an edited version of her comments at the conference on "(Un)Just Religion: Building Community and Identity," held at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) on March 16th. https://www.abc.net.au/religion/reading-the-quran-justly/10973190


 

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Asma Barlas

A few weeks ago, my Islam class read two sets of verses about sexual modesty and dress in the...

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