Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an – in conversation with Prof. Asma Barlas, 5th July 2019

Date: Friday 5th July Time:  5- 6.30pm Venue: Business School, Western Lecture Theatre (G.01), University of Leeds Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a Research Collaboration Trip to Cape Town

Hollie Gowan is a final-year PhD student at the University of Leeds, jointly supervised by Professor Emma Tomalin (Theology & Religious Studies) and Dr Caroline Fielder (East Asian Studies). Hollie’s research interests are focused on the intersections of religion, gender and development but her doctoral thesis focuses on why, and in what ways, women are... Continue Reading →

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