Asma Barlas, Department of Politics, was interviewed at an annual festival, "Il tempo delle donne," organized by women journalists of the Italian newspaper, Corriere della sera, on October 1st in Milan. She was asked about Islamic scriptural traditions that, according to ISIS men, permit them to enslave Yazidi women. (A short radio interview with Barlas and her co-panelist, Amina Wadud, on women and Islam can be found here: http://27esimaora.corriere.it/articolo/tempodelledonne-la-donna-nellislam-non-e-sottomessa/)
Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity taught a summer course on Islam as part of SUNY and St. Petersburg State University's annual Institute on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July.
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.