Asma Barlas

Asma Barlas

Retired Professor, Department of Politics
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences


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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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Politics professor, Asma Barlas, gave an invited lecture on "Reclaiming Religion: Unreading Patriarchy," at the Multi-Faith Center, University of Toronto, on March 14 and a keynote at a conference on "(Un)Just Religion: Building Community and Identity," at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, on March 16.

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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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Asma Barlas, Politics, gave a talk and a workshop on Qur'anic hermeneutics, secular/feminism and decoloniality at the summer school on Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies, in Granada (Spain) on June 22.

The school is organized by the University of California, Berkekey, and the University of Granada. http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/index.php 

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