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BRISMES Annual Lecture

2020 BRISMES Annual Lecture
Recovering Gender Equality in Islam: Conversations with Reformist Thinkers
Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020
Time: 5:30pm (BST)
Location: Online via Zoom

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About the speaker:

zmh official photoDr Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and Islamic feminism, and a founding member of the Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. She has published books on Islamic family law in Iran and Morocco, Iranian clerical discourses on gender, Islamic reformist thinkers, and the revival of zina laws, and most recently the co-edited Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law (2013) and Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (2015). She has co-directed two award-winning feature-length documentary films on Iran: Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001). In 2015 she received the American Academy of Religion's Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understaning of Religion. She has held numerous research fellowships and visiting professorships (most recently at NYU Law School); currently she is Professional Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, SOAS, University of London.

Past Lectures


Laleh Khalili
The Corporeal Life of Commerce at Sea (listen to a recording of the lecture here)


Khaled Fahmy
Shari'a, dissection and justice in modern Egypt

2017 (joint lecture with BRAIS)

Olivier Roy
Speaking of jihad, what do we mean by ‘religious radicalisation’?


Hisham Matar
After the Revolutions: Arab Memory and Bewilderment


Eugene Rogan
Beirut on the Stage: The Ottoman Great War in Four Acts


Jack Straw
The Future of British Foreign Policy in the Middle East


Sami Zubaida
The Quest for Cultural Authenticity and the Politics of Identity (listen to a recording of the lecture here)


Haleh Afshar
Islam and the Politics of Resistance: The Case of Women in Iran.


Baghat Kourani
Middle East Exceptionalism: Ended or Dented? Joint lecture with CASAW.


Patrick Seale
America’s War Against Islam


Roger Owen
British and French Military Intelligence in Syria and Palestine, 1914-18


Yasir Suleiman
Arabic and I


Clive Holes
From Suez to Iraq via Jimmy and Diga: Arabic Popular Poetry as a Form of Free Speech


Ruud Peters
Shari’a Criminal Law and Human Rights: Can They Be Reconciled? Special summer lecture.


Carole Hillenbrand
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Charles Tripp
Show Trials in Iraq: Theatres of Power


Philip Robins
Top Hat and Crescent: Dualism Reconciled in Turkey’s Foreign Relations


Roger Owen
Biography and Empire: Lord Cromer (1841-1917) Then and Now


Tony Allan
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Fred Halliday
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James Craig
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