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      March 28, 2012

      Wednesday  12:00 PM (daily until March 28, 2012)

      2329 West Mall
      Vancouver, British Columbia

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      Revering "Western" and "Modern" Subjectivities: Applying a Feminist Theology to Islamic Law

      Wed, March 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. 2080 West Mall, Room 028 (Lower Level), Jack Bell Building, UBC Everyone welcome to attend Revering "Western" and "Modern" Subjectivities: Applying a Feminist Theology to Islamic Law Ayesha S. Chaudry Assistant Professor, Islamic and Gender Studies Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies and the Women's and Gender Studies Program, UBC In the past fifty years, progressive and feminist scholars have proposed several methods for reforming specific patriarchal aspects of Islamic law to bring them in line with modern egalitarian values. This paper argues for a re-examination of the relationship that modern Muslims have with the inherited "Islamic tradition" based on an assessment of their differing optative cosmologies. It uses the case study of wife-beating to argue for a theological approach that might influence the way in which inherited Islamic law is viewed by modern Muslim scholars. Ayesha S. Chaudhry (Ph.D., New York University) is Assistant Professor of Islamic and Gender Studies in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies and the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. Her teaching and research interests include Islamic law, Qur'anic exegesis, and feminist hermeneutics. She is the author of Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition: Ethics, Law and the Muslim Discourse on Gender (forthcoming, Oxford University Press) which explores the relationship of modern Muslims to the inherited Islamic tradition through a study of pre-modern and modern legal and exegetical discussions of wife-beating. Her present work is in the intersecting fields of feminist hermeneutics, scriptural reasoning and interfaith dialogue. She is a co-recipient of a Hampton Grant aiming to build international networks toward developing a Qur'anic hermeneutic that bridges academic and faith based communities. She will be teaching two courses for Women and Gender Studies next year: WMST 503: Discourses of Gender in Modern Islam, WMST 102: Feminist Perspectives on Local to Global Issues.

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