Islamic women, the Qur'an, and the dynamics of the world since Sept. 11 are the topics of the next Fisher Center lecture.
February 11, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.- Amina Wadud, of the philosophy and religious studies departments at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present “Eternity in Transcendence Through Chaos and Change: Qur'an Gender and Justice” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Geneva Room, sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. A roundtable discussion will take place at 8:45 a.m. in the Fisher Center on the morning following the lecture.
Wadud's presentation will include discussion around the issues of Islamic women and the Qur'an. Her knowledge will provide new and critical insight into the changing dynamics of our world since Sept. 11.
Wadud, a scholar of Islamic studies, has investigated reproductive health issues and educational equality throughout the world. Her published works include Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective (1999) and “Family in Islam: Or Gender Relations By Any Other Name” from Women's Reproductive Health and Rights in Islam (2000).
The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.