Gender & History Lecture
On Thursday, April 12, Leila Ahmed, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, will speak on "Contemporary Trends in American Muslim Women's 'Feminist' Activism" as the Spring 2012 Visiting Scholar in Gender & History.
A specialist in the histories of women, Islam, and feminism, Professor Ahmed was the first professor of women’s studies in religion to join the HDS faculty. She is author of A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence from the Middle East to America (Yale, 2011), Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (Yale, 1992), and an autobiography, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman's Journey (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999), among other works. Professor Ahmed’s public lecture on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30-6:00 in Konover Auditorium will be followed by a reception. Everyone is invited to a seminar of pre-circulated selections from A Quiet Revolution on Friday, April 13, from 10:00-11:30 in the Wood Hall basement lounge. Please contact Micki McElya for a copy of the reading and any questions you may have.
Made possible by the generous support of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.