Ep. 12 | Revisiting 'Women and Gender in Islam' | Leila Ahmed and Kecia Ali

Harvard Islamica Podcast by Harvard Islamic Studies

Episode notes

Professor Leila Ahmed's book, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (1992) was published in a time in which there was little scholarship on the history of women in Islam. Over the years, it became a classic and was re-published in 2021 with a new foreword by Professor Kecia Ali, who has used it in her own scholarship and also consistently in her teaching. In this episode, we talk to both scholars about Professor Ahmed's scholarship and the study of women and gender within Islamic studies, how far the field has come, and the work still ahead.

Leila Ahmed is Victor S. Thomas Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She came to Harvard as the Divinity School's first Professor of Women's Studies i ... 

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