Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque Movement

October 27, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Gerlinger 302
University of Oregon
Morning Session: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 2 pm – 5 pm

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kaley McCarty at for more details. For the detailed schedule, go to:

Middle East and North Africa Studies Program Presents:

Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque Movement

This symposium brings together scholars from multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the histories and contemporary debates on the themes of Islamic feminism and their application in the areas of law, democracy, globalization, and writing. Case studies of the women’s mosque movement explores women’s spiritual leadership and its role in the production and transmission of knowledge. The symposium highlights the contributions of Muslim women’s activism and examines and challenges popular representations of women and Islam.

Featuring: Kemi Balogun, Diane Baxter, Sarah Eltantawi, Fatuma Gedi, Azadeh Ghanizadeh, Ellen McLaney, Therese Saliba, Irum Shiekh, and Amina Wadud.

Sponsored by Rutherford Middle East Initiative & The Office of the President. Cosponsored by: the Muslim Student Association, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Clark Honors College, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Islamic Studies Initiative, Theater Arts, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.

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