Woolf Institute Lecture Series: Professor Qudsia Mirza, 'Whither Islamic Feminisms?'

10th October, 2018 @ 17:30 - 19:00

Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB


The Woolf Institute Lecture Series offers us the opportunity to listen to talks by senior British academics, politicians, and activists.

The first event as part of this series will be on Wednesday 10 October 2018 with a talk by Professor Qudsia Mirza, entitled 'Whither Islamic Feminisms?'.

Qudsia Mirza currently teaches Islamic Law at Birkbeck, University of London. After qualifying as a solicitor, Qudsia joined the University of East London and progressed to become Senior Lecturer in Law. After re-locating to the US, she taught at Albany Law School, Washington and Lee University and the University of Cincinnati. She has held Research Fellow positions at the University of California, Berkeley and a Visiting Fellow in the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London.

Qudsia has been appointed to executive and advisory positions for a number of organisations including the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in the UK and the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute, University of North Texas in the US. She has been a member of the editorial boards of Muslim World Journal of Human Rights and Social and Legal Studies.

Qudsia's research focuses generally on Islamic Law, particularly feminist perspectives of Islamic Law. Her other strand of research is legal pluralism, the operation of state and Islamic laws as legal cultures in the British and US context and the nature of religious identity. She has published in these areas and is currently editing a collection entitled Islam, Feminism and Legal Cultures.

How to book

This is an open event. For further information, please contact enquiries@woolf.cam.ac.uk.

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