Presentations (partial listing)

N.B. Am repairing the links to some of these.


Sex/Gender and Women in the Qur’an,” Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World, DISC/WCED Symposium, Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Laureate respondent. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 27, 2016.

“Muslim Women and the Qur’an: Between Religious and Secular Extremism,” Marsico Scholar Lecture, University of Denver, October 13, 2016.


“Qur’anic Hermeneutics as Ethics,” Summer School on Islam and Decolonization, Granada, Spain, 10 June 2014.


“Islamic Feminism, Secularism, and (De)colonization,” Summer School on Islam and Decolonization, Granada, Spain, June 11, 2013.

“Qur’anic Hermeneutics and Internal Colonialism in Muslim Societies," Granada, Spain, June 17, 2013.


“Thinking of Muslims in ‘Morally Relevant Ways,’” Keynote, Faith and Culture conference, Melbourne, Australia, June 16, 2012.

“Uncrossed Bridges: Islam, Feminism, and Secular Democracy,” Keynote, Istanbul Seminars, Istanbul, Turkey, May 21, 2012.


“On Anti-Anti-Foundationalism: Nasr Abu Zayd’s ‘Rethinking’ of the Qur’an,” Conference on Islamic Newthinking, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut of Essen and the University of Zurich, Essen, Germany, June 26-29, 2011.


“Islam and Religious Diversity” Keynote address, Festival of Friendship, Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization, Canada, April 25, 2010.

“Women as Agents of Change in Muslim Majority Countries and the World,” Italian Council of Social Sciences and Ethnobarometer; Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy, March 13-14, 2010.


“The Qur’an, Shari’a, and Women’s Rights,” Re-imagining the Shari'a: Theory, Practice, and Muslim Pluralism, University of Warwick in Venice, Italy, 13-16 September 2009.

“Islamic Reform and Gender Equality: Fiqh, Feminism, or CEDAW?” Regional Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Muslim Societies, Jakarta, Indonesia. March 11-12, 2009.


“Globalizing Equality: Revisiting the debate,” Third International Congress on Islamic Feminism, Barcelona, October 25, 2008.

“Re-Understanding Islam,” Commemorative Lecture, Islamic community, Lisbon, Portugal, June 22, 2008.


“Hearing the Word, as a Muslim: 13 passages of the Qur'an and religious difference,” Cornell University Vespers Service, November 4, 2007.

“Lost in Translation: (Muslim) Women and (Films on) Islam.” Keynote Address, Women and Islam Film Series, National Film Board of Canada, May 22, 2007.


“Four Stages of Denial or my On-Again, Off-Again Affair with Feminism: Response to Margot Badran,” Feminism beyond East and West, Ithaca College, October 23, 2006.

“Reading the Qur’an: Challenges and Possibilities for Muslim Women,” Symposium on Gender, Race, Islam, and the “War on Terror,” Simon Fraser University, Canada, May 11-13, 2006.


“Qur’anic Hermeneutics and Muslim Women’s Liberation,” International Congress on Islamic Feminism, Barcelona, Spain, October 29, 2005.

Interview: “The Qur’an Doesn’t Support Patriarchy”, Interview with Naufil Shahrukh; The Nation, Pakistan, February 2005.


Mainstreaming Extremism,” Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Fourth Annual Convention, Long Beach, California, December 18, 2004 .

“Teaching about Women and Islam,” AMEWS Roundtable, MESA, San Francisco, November 21, 2004.

“Art Across Borders: Celebrating Humanity or Cannibalizing It?” Exhibition of Iraqi and Palestinian Art, Ithaca College, October 28, 2004.

“Globalizing Equality: Muslim Women, Theology, and Feminisms,” Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2004.

“The Excesses of Moderation,” Colloquium on ‘Moderate’ Islam, University of Utah, Feb 21-22, 2004.


“A Requiem for Voicelessness: Pakistanis and Muslims in the US,” Attack on Civil Liberties & Domestic Racism, Cornell, April 12, 2003.

“Determining Islamic Authority in North America,” Harvard Divinity School, March 8, 2003.


“Challenging Patriarchal Interpretations of Islam,” Anderberg Lecture given at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, November 7, 2002.

“9/11, the Academy, and Renewal,” Ithaca College, September 12, 2002.

“Fundamentalism & Modernity,” Robert L. Bernstein Symposium, Yale Law School, April 13, 2002.

“Will the ‘Real’ Islam Please Stand Up?” Yale University, February 21, 2002.


"On Interpretation and Exceptionalism," Ithaca College, October 29, 2001.

“Feminists, Stereotyping, and Liberation: In my Father’s House & Voices of the Morning,” Park Auditorium, Ithaca College, November 8, 1999.

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