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Dr Amineh Hoti

Affiliated Lecturer, CMJR



With Dr Edward Kessler, Dr Hoti was a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations (CMJR). As its first Director, Dr Hoti worked on the development of some of the CMJR’s earliest courses. She has organised several major conferences and was Consultant Editor of Valuing Diversity Towards Mutual Respect and Understanding, sponsored by the Woolf Institute and the Society for Dialogue and Action (D&A). This book is an accompaniment to the National Curriculum and is an important learning resource for secondary school teachers. Her book, Sorrow and Joy Among Muslim Women, Cambridge University Press (2006) was nominated for the 2007 Kiriyama Prize. She is Executive Director of the Society for Dialogue and Action and an Adviser to the Three Faiths Forum. She now lives in Pakistan but remains as an affiliated lecturer with the CMJR and Fellow-Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. More recently has helped to found Center for Dialogue and Action, the first Centre in Pakistan to offer courses on Diversity at a University level.

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Books/Chapters in Books and articles (Selected)            

2014   Ilm with Professor Akbar Ahmed (Polity Press) [forthcoming]

2013  “Celebrating Christmas in Islamabad with layers of civilization lying one upon the other”. The American Bazaar Akbar Ahmed and Amineh Hoti 31st December.

2012  “Healing our World by Valuing Diversity” in Innovative Voices in Education, ed. E.G. Kugler (R&Littlefield Edu.)                                              ___

2012 “International Lessons Learned After 9/11: Encouraging Mutual Understanding and Respect in British Schools and Beyond” in Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse Communities (Rowman & Littlefield Education, edited by Eileen Gale Kugler).

2010     “Death and Celebration among Muslim Women”. In Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives (Oxford University Press, ed. Sadaf Ahmed).

2010 “Women’s Agency in Muslim Society.” In The Sage Handbook of Islamic Studies (Sage Publications, ed. Akbar Ahmed and Tamara Sonn).

2009    “Tribute to Pakistani Women” In The Beacon: by professional Pakistani women inspiring to Achieve. Summer.

2007    “Education and Jewish-Muslim Relations: Hope in a Time of Tension”. Amineh Hoti and Ed Kessler. In the LJS (Liberal Jewish Synagogue). May

2007    “The Dignity of Difference”. Amineh Hoti with Daniel Bennett. Pakistan Link. 19 February.

2006   Sorrow and Joy Among Muslim Women: the Pukhtuns of Northern Pakistan. Cambridge University Press.

2006  Valuing Diversity: Towards Mutual Respect and Understanding, Consultant Editor.

2006    “A Journey to Understanding: Reflections from Indonesia” Pakistan Link. 28 June.

2005    “Death and Celebration among Muslim Women”. In Modern Asian Studies 39, 4. pp. 929-980.

2005    “International Interfaith Seminar in Cambridge”. In The Nation. 21 December.

2005    “Scholars and Academics Call for Interfaith Harmony”. Pakistan Link. 30 December.


*Photo courtesy of Robin Hammond

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