|October 31, 2019|
|2:00 pm||to||3:30 pm|
253 Straub Hall
“Making a Case for Ecofeminist Theology in Islam:
The Process and Application of Synthesizing Islam Feminist Longings and Ecological Concerns”
by Nayawiyyah U. Muhammad
Nayawiyyah Muhammad is a professor in the department of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. candidate in the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Claremont Graduate University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on Ancient and Medieval Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Her primary fields of research engage the intersection of core Islamic rituals and sacred space with gender and sexuality, focused upon her research topics in Islam and the Body; Feminism and Islam; Muslims in America; and Eco-feminist Theology. Having been raised in the Nation of Islam in the Los Angeles area, Professor Muhammad was educated and is a graduate of its school system, the University of Islam, from its inception until its transformation into Sister Clara Muhammad School. As an educator, she was a constant participant in the Clara Muhammad School system as a teacher, administrator and director. She regularly speaks on college and university campuses on topics concerning Women in Islam, Muslims in America, her experience of growing up in the Nation of Islam (1960-1974), and her subsequent growth as a woman in traditional Islam.
Sponsors: Clark Honors College, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Muslim Students Association, Department of Religious Studies, Islamic Studies Initiative, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Women of Color, and Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.