On Thursday, October 25, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., "Unmasking Illusions of Muslim Marriage" is taking place in Kelly Commons 5C.
Dr. Debra Majeed (pictured above) of Beloit College will deliver the annual Judith Plaskow Women in Religion Lecture.
The following information is provided by Beloit College:
Debra Majeed, Ph.D., is Professor in the Religious Studies Program at Beloit College. A religious historian, Professor Majeed has made the interconnection between religion, gender and culture central to her life’s work. She is the first African American female and first Muslim to be tenured in the 162-year history of Beloit College. Professor Majeed received her doctorate in Religious & Theological Studies from Northwestern University in 2001. Her research and writing reflect Majeed’s concern with issues of social, political, racial and religious injustice, particularly in regards to women. She has published in CrossCurrents, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Teaching Theology and Religion, the Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom, the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in America, the Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures, the Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies, and Delving Deeper Shades of Purple: Charting Twenty Years of Womanist Approaches in Religion and Society, among others. Her current project, “Encounters of Intimate Sisterhood? Polygyny in the World of African American Muslims,” is forthcoming from University Press of Florida. An international speaker, Professor Majeed is actively engaged in interfaith dialogue. She also has served as a resource for several media groups including the Washington Post, and has appeared on NPR’s “News & Notes."