New MA-course offered; Islam, Gender and Sexuality
Faculty of Theology, Spring 2016
Islam, Gender and Sexuality (RESA 4220)
This course critically explores ideologies of gender and sexuality in Islam so as to analyze contemporary issues of social justice, gender equality and sexual diversity. The course draws on feminist and queer approaches, among others, to Islamic texts and ethics, while also foregrounding lived experience by engaging ethnographies and documentaries. In particular, the course explores the various ways in which discourses of gender and sexuality is produced, enacted, and subverted, as well as embodied and bodily performed.