Muslim Scholars, Islamic Studies, and the Gendered Academy

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Muneeza Rizvi



The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) hosted its fourth annual
Ismail Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The presentation took place at the
Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Dr.
Kecia Ali (Boston University, Department of Religion) delivered the keynote
lecture, titled “Muslim Scholars, Islamic Studies, and the Gendered
Academy.” In her speech, Dr. Ali situated ongoing and gendered contestations
in Islamic Studies within a number of broader contexts: the history
of the AAR (currently the largest American organization dedicated to the
study of religion), contemporary crises in higher education, and our shifting
national climate ...

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