Amina Wadud on Gender Jihad

Venue: Stanford Humanities Center

Host: This event is a part of two public lectures organized by “Ethics of Jihad,” a Sophomore Seminar taught by Alexander Key, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature (akey@stanford.edu). Co-sponsored by the Stanford Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence, supported by the President's Fund, the Program in African and African American Studies, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Muslim Students Awareness Network, and the Department of Comparative Literature.

Speaker: Amina Wadud, Professor of Religion and Philosophy  at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of many books including Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam  as well as Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective.