Posted on behalf of Dean Tanya Saunders, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Asma Barlas, professor of politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, recently spent a week at the University of Utrecht as a visiting scholar (October 24-November 1). The invitation came from the Netherlands Research School for Theology and Religious Studies (NOSTER), Faculty of Humanities (Theology and Religious Studies and Gender Studies) and several women's groups, including Al-Nisa, the Dutch Muslim women’s organization, and the Oecumenical Women's Synod.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave a presentation at the first plenary session of the conference on "Re-imagining the Shari'a: Theory, Practice, and Muslim Pluralism," in Venice, Italy, on September 14th. The title of her paper was "The Qur'an, Shari'a, and Women's Rights."

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Asma Barlas, Diane Birr, William Hudenko, and Michael McCall. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations: 

IC in the Media

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Professor of politics Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, part of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, was invited by the Nordic Society for the Philosophy of Religion to give the keynote at its annual conference on Religion and the Politics of the Body at the University of Iceland, Reykjavek, on June 26. 

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