Asma Barlas

Asma Barlas

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



Asma Barlas (Politics) presents at New York University

Asma Barlas, Politics, presented a paper, "When Gender is a Problem in Qur'anic Exegesis,"  at a workshop on Gender and Tafsir Studies at the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute (NYUAD) on April 9.

The paper questions the usefulness of using gender as a category to interpret some of the Qur'an's teachings and also argues against the essentialist notion that women's readings of scripture (or, texts in general) are necessarily a corrective to men's.




Originally published in Intercom: Asma Barlas (Politics) presents at New York University.


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