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Monday, March 4 • 14:30 - 16:30
#4/287 – Diversifying Gender and Islam: Perspectives from Law, Culture and Politics

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This panel aims to offer diversified treatments of both terms—that will go beyond the conventional accounts and interpretations and will consider new tendencies. We invite interested scholars to contribute to a wider understanding of Islam and gender in various contexts and disciplinary approaches such as but not limited to anthropology, sociology, theology, and law, under three sub headings:  Everyday, gender relations, and gender orders in Muslim societies (ex.“everyday” time and gender, gender equality and recent political changes in the Middle East); Islam and the intersections of gender and sexuality (ex. diversities observable in lives of women and men, marriage and family structure, divorce, Islamic masculinities and female empowerment);  and Gender and Islam in transnational perspectives (ex. transformations, continuities and discontinuities in cultural and political representations in transnational space, such as anti-veiling campaigns, Islamophobia and Islamophilia.

  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität)

  • Sara Hejazi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) - Islamic Feminism and the Transformation of Iranian Society
  • Kerstin Wonisch (Eurac Research - Institute for Minority Rights) - Islamic Feminism and the Transformation of Iranian Society
  • Adelaide Madera (Università di Messina) - Marriage at the crossroads between religious and civil law: the new challenges of pluralism in western societes
  • Erdogan Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - Islam, Alltagszeit und Geschlecht und transnationale Migration
  • Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh (Ruhr-University Bochum) - Religion, emotions, self-agency and different interpretations of Islam
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - Why do we need “diversity” to understand gender and Islam?

Language: English / German


Hande Birkalan-Gedik



Erdogan Gedik


Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh

Ruhr-University Bochum

Sara Hejazi

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Adelaide Madera

Università di Messina
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Kerstin Wonisch

Researcher, EURAC Research; Institute for Minority Rights

Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam

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