Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published an essay on “Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Women's Liberation” in The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West, edited by Edward E. Curtis. The essay is the text of Barlas' address to the first International Congress on Islamic Feminism that was held in Barcelona, Spain.
The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West: Edward E. Curtis: Bloomsbury Academic
For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element
Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published "Patriarchalism and the Qur'an," in Patriarchal Moments, edited by Cesare Cuttica and Gaby Mahlberg. This volume is part of Bloomsbury Academic's Series, Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought, (U.K.).
Quoted in the media: Faculty members Diane Gayeski, Donald Bleacher, Michael McCall, Catherine Weidner, Zillah Eisenstein, Sandra Steingraber and Asma Barlas; Staff member John Bradac; Alumnus Steve Bell. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.
Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) taught a three-week course and gave a school-wide lecture, 'Why is it so hard to speak about Islam?' at the NYI-St. Petersburg institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in Russia in July.
Asma Barlas, professor and director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave a keynote and a three-day class at the summer school on 'Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies,' in Granada, Spain, during the week of June 9th.