Women, Leadership and Mosques: Contemporary Islamic Authority
WHO WE ARE
Masooda Bano is an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at Oxford’s Department of International Development and has an article in the Journal of Islamic Studies (18:1, 2007) as well as a forthcoming monograph on Pakistani madrasas.
Hilary Kalmbach is an Oxford doctoral student whose master’s thesis on the religious authority of female mosque instructors in Syria won the 2007 BRISMES Graduate Article Prize and was subsequently published in the British Journal for Middle Eastern Studies (35:1, 2008). Her current work includes looking at the historical dimensions of this phenomenon.
Our panel chairs include PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford's Faculty of History and Brasenose College, and Royal Holloway, University of London), DR WALTER ARMBRUST (University of Oxford's Middle East Centre and St Antony's College), PROFESSOR DAVID PARKIN (University of Oxford's School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and All Souls College), and DR KAREN BAUER (Institute for Ismaili Studies). DR LUC BOROT (Director, Maison Française d'Oxford) is joining us as a guest speaker.
Our participants include MARIA JASCHOK, Director, International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford; NELLY VAN DOORN-HARDER, Professor, Department of Religion, Wake Forest University; CATHARINA RAUDVERE, Professor, History of Religions, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen; PATRICIA JEFFERY, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh; MONA HASSAN, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University; ROJA FAZAELI, Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin (presenting paper co-authored with MIRJAM KÜNKLER, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University); MARGARET J. RAUSCH, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Kansas; JANET BAUER, Associate Professor, Trinity College (Hartford, CT); PETRA KUPPINGER, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Monmouth College; AGATA S. NALBORCZYK, Assistant Professor, Department for European Islam Studies, University of Warsaw; JULIANE HAMMER, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, George Mason University; AMELIE LE RENARD, PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant, Sciences Po, Paris; SARAH ISLAM, MA candidate, Princeton University; MATTHEW PIERCE, PhD Candidate, Islamic Studies, Boston University; NATHAL M. DESSING, Researcher, Leiden Institute for Religious Studies, Leiden University; PETRA BLEISCH BOUZAR, PhD candidate, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; ELS VANDERWAEREN, Research Fellow, Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies, Antwerp University; NICK MICINSKI, Young UnLtd Research Coordinator, UnLtd- The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; HIROKO MINESAKI, Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Institute of Oriental Cultures, University of Tokyo; PIA KARLSSON MINGANTI, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ethnology, Stockholm University; RIEM SPIELHAUS, PhD Candidate, Humbolt University Berlin; and UTA LEHMANN, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrueck.