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Between feminism and Islamism: How feminists and Islamists transform each other in Morocco (Zakia Salime)

Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 12:00 to Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 14:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Pleinlaan 5
Lunch lecture

In the first ReSiS lunch lecture, Prof. Salime will critically re-assess fissures in liberal feminist theory, which has primarily looked at Muslim women as objects of a discourse of liberation rather than as agents negotiating global policies and building alternative understandings of rights.

Professor Salime is Associate Professor at the Department of Women’s and Gender studies at Rutger’s University and  author of Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011). She is currently working on a second book manuscript on urban youth movements of cultural expression and the gendered spaces in the context of revolutionary Middle East. 

Lecture is free but reservations (through iman.lechkar@vub.be) are obliged so we can provide lunch.

The Religion Secularism Interuniversity Seminar (ReSIS) aims to foster academic exchange on the connection between religion and secularism in modern and modernizing states.

The relationship between of religion and secularity figures as one of the most contested sites of engagement within the contemporary world. Whereas the presence of religion in public life is for many synonymous with conflict and societal tensions, others rather conceive it as a vital resource in their collective and individual endeavors.

The different activities organized in the framework of ReSIS seek to unfold the relationship between religion and secularity in the modern world through in-depth, empirically grounded and comparative research, as well as theoretically oriented reflections.

Coordinators and conveners

Nadia Fadil (IMMRC – KU Leuven) Nadia.Fadil@kuleuven.be

Iman Lechkar (RHEA – Fatima Mernissi Chair – VUB) Iman.Lechkar@vub.be