Islamic Law and Ethics (tentative title)


Speaker(s): Dr. Saada Yacoob
Saadia Yacoob is Assistant Professor of Religion at Williams College. She holds a PhD from Duke University and an MA from the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. Her research focuses on the construction of gender in early Islamic law, exploring the legal tradition's normative constructions of maleness and femaleness and the gendered body and the impact of these gendered norms on legal hermeneutics. More broadly, her research interests include the history of Islamic law, Islamic feminism, history of sexuality, feminist epistemology, and legal anthropology.

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Duke Islamic Studies Center


Duke University Middle East Studies Center

 Islamic Law and Ethics (tentative title)


Maxwell, Julie