|November 6, 2019
Hendricks Hall 330
Jane Grant Conference Room
CSWS Noon Talk
Subject: Women’s Mosque Movement of the 21st Century
Speaker: Dr. Irum Shiekh, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies; Clark Honors College, University of Oregon
Dr. Irum Shiekh teaches in the UO Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and the Clark Honors College about Muslims living in the U.S., Islam and gender, and Diasporic films of Arabs/Muslims. Her book, Detained Without Cause: Muslim Stories of Detention and Deportation after 9/11, provides oral histories of individuals wrongfully detained in connection with the September 11 attacks. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Shiekh was a Fulbright scholar in Palestine, where she completed research about arts and resistance and developed a course about Palestinian Cinema. Later, she used her research to produce a photo exhibit titled Palestinians Envision Life Without Occupation.
Her current book research project is about the women’s mosque movement of the 21st century. For this research, she uses personal interviews with ethnographic research to explore the significance of the women’s mosque movement in providing leadership opportunities to women in theological spaces. The larger purpose of her research is to promote the development and dissemination of Islamic knowledge from women’s perspectives for the advancement of gender and social justice.