Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, presented a lecture and a workshop in Granada, Spain, on "Secularizing the Qur'an?" and, "Decoloniality and Internal Colonialism: The Secular Turn in Qur'anic Studies," on July 7th.
Both events were part of the annual summer school on Critical Muslim Studies organized by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Granada (http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/index.php)
As tenured, tenure-eligible and NTEN faculty of the Politics Department, we are taking a collective stance in support of the demands by Ithaca College’s contingent faculty for greater equity and stability in their conditions of employment. We are joining the strike on March 28 and 29.
Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:
We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Politics Department, join our colleagues in other departments in voicing our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. In the event that adjunct faculty hold a legal strike, the Politics Department will not seek to replace them in order to fill our instructional needs.
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