Islamic Scholar and Feminist Visits Stonehill
September 19, 2011
On Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute activist Samaa Abdurraqib will discuss her upbringing as a Muslim as well as her interpretation of Islam's call for social justice and how this has shaped her activism. Currently a visiting professor of Gender & Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, her presentation is titled "My Faith and My Feminism: How Islam Has Shaped My Activism."
Abdurraqib's research interests include 20th-21st Century American Literature, diaspora and violence against women. She has also written articles on the intersections of African American identity and Muslim identity. Her writing can be seen in the books Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism, Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature, and Teaching Against Islamophobia.
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