HDS 3223

Religion, Gender and Politics in Transnational Perspective

Leila Ahmed and Ann D. Braude


The course follows key themes in religion and gender as these were shaped and reshaped through the colonial and post-colonial eras. In particular, the religious history of American women and the history of women in Islam primarily in relation to the Middle East (professors Braude's and Ahmed's fields respectively) are intertwined and brought into conversation. The interaction of religion, gender and sexuality and the turns and complexities imparted to these by the politics of imperialism, race, resistance, and the politics of class, are examined in the context of the emergence of modernity, nationalism, feminism and the globalization of religions in the wake of empire and Christian mission.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1009

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Wed 1pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None