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Religion - Wissen - Diskurse

Lana Sirri

Promotionsprojekt:

Diversity of Islamic Feminist Discourses in Contemporary Feminist Thought: Fatima Mernissi and Saba Mahmood

 

My research proposes a critical exploration of Feminist Islamic Thought, emphasizing its historical development in the last three decades and its current diversity of theoretical frameworks, epistemologies and methodologies. Today, Feminist Islamic Thought is either overlooked or perceived as one-dimensional, consequently limiting its vast potential to contribute to the areas of Gender Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities. The proposed research aims to address this gap through a comparative exploration of two prominent intellectual figures in Islamic Feminism - Fatima Mernissi and Saba Mahmood – representing two different generations, ethnicities (Arab and Pakistani) and highly differentiated geo-political locations (Morocco and the U.S.) prescribing different intellectual and socio-cultural challenges to social theory and feminist thought. This comparative perspective invites a contribution to larger questions, such as the inter-relation between differences in (a) experiences, (b) strategies of resistance to patriarchal and other forms of oppression, and (c) the production of knowledge.

 

Profil:

Lana Sirri, is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG) and a Member of the Doctoral Program ''Religion-Knowledge-Discourse'' at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

 

Born in Yaffa, Israel/Palestine, Lana studied Sociology at Tel-Aviv University and followed a career as Women's Projects Coordinator at the Arab-Jewish Community Centre in Yaffa. Lana completed her M.A. in Gender Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since June 2013 she has been pursuing a PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Lana's PhD thesis focuses on the 'Diversity of Islamic Feminist Discourses in Contemporary Feminist Thought' and involves a critical evaluation of Islamic Feminist Discourse through a comparative exploration of the works of Fatima Mernissi and Saba Mahmood.

 

 

for further information, see:

http://www.gender.hu-berlin.de/zentrum/personen/ma/auga/sirri

 

Participation on the Mada al-Carmel's Second Conference 2016
 

Mada al Carmel