3rd Annual UCSB Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference

March 8, 2013 – March 10, 2013 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
Loma Pelona Conference Center
Loma Pelona
UC Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117


imagetnThe graduate students in Islamic and Middle East Studies are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Islamic Studies Conference at UC Santa Barbara.

This conference, by emphasizing women’s participation in the transmission and production of Islamic knowledge from pre-modern to contemporary contexts, is an inquiry into the various ways in which the reconstitution of female authority is advancing egalitarian principles within the Islamic tradition and creating a heightened gender consciousness in Islamic discourses. This conference includes academic and interdisciplinary perspectives in order to discuss the traditional and emergent representations of women and gender in Islamic intellectual thought and address how increased interpretative authority among women activists impacts legal and ethical reform in Islamic law and influences conversations of female agency in both Muslim majority and non-Muslim majority countries. This conference promises to be an exciting and engaging event with speakers from across the U.S. and abroad and we would like to invite the larger UCSB and UC community to join us.