Domestic Violence, Feminism, and Islam: A Difficult Conversation
Through interviews with Muslim advocates, service providers and religious leaders, Dr. Juliane Hammer details the different strategies that Muslim American organizations use to address domestic violence within their communities, and the effects that Islamophobia has on this important work.
Professor Hammer's talk will be followed by Q & A and light refreshments.
Juliane Hammer is associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the study of gender and sexuality in Muslim societies and communities, race and gender in US Muslim communities, as well as contemporary Muslim thought, activism and practice, and Sufism. She is the author of several books including her latest, Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence (2019); as well as American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More Than a Prayer (2012) and Palestinians Born in Exile: Diaspora and the Search for a Homeland (2005). She is also the co-editor of A Jihad for Justice: The Work and Life of Amina Wadud (with Kecia Ali and Laury Silvers, 2012); the Cambridge Companion to American Islam (with Omid Safi, 2013), and Muslim Women and Gender Justice: Concepts, Sources, and Histories (with Dina El Omari and Mouhanad Khorchide, 2019).