The Prism of Marriage: Gender and Sexuality in American Muslim Communities

March 26 
Harris Hall 101

Professor Juliane Hammer, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Co-sponsored by the Global Education Office

Professor Hammer is a scholar of Muslim and American religious cultures, in conversation with women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies and critical race theory. Her most recent book, American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More than a Prayer (University of Texas Press, 2012) examines debates about woman-led prayer. Her two current projects address American Muslim efforts against domestic violence, tracing religiously framed efforts in Muslim communities to raise awareness of DV and provide services; and a study of discourses and practices regarding marriage and family in Muslim communities in the United States.