Sherine Hafez

Sherine Hafez is an associate professor of women’s studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is the president of the Association for Middle East Anthropologists (AMEA) and is a member of the board of the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS).

Hafez received her master’s degree in anthropology from the American University in Cairo and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Davis. Her work focuses primarily on women in Muslim societies and gender and sexuality in Islam.

She has written two books, An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women’s Islamic Movements and The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt, and she is the co-editor of The Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium.

Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside

Areas of Expertise: Islam, Women in Muslim Societies and Cultures, Islamic Movements, Gender, Religion and Secularism in the Middle East, Egypt & Egyptian Culture, Anthropology

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Info:

Phone: (951) 827-6427
Email: sherine.hafez@ucr.edu

Hafez discusses female demonstrators in the Arab Spring:

Asifa Quraishi-Landes

Asifa Quraishi-Landes (AH-sih-fuh koo-RAY-shee LAHWN-des) is a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S. constitutional law. She has written on Sharia law in America, women’s rights, and Muslim governments.

Quraishi-Landes was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Her project is a book about a new constitutional framework for Muslim-majority countries that combines both Sharia-based and secular governing principles. It is tentatively titled “Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century: Not Theocratic. Not Secular. Not Impossible.”

She holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley, a JD from the University of California, Davis, an LLM from Columbia University Law School, and an SJD in Islamic law from Harvard Law School.


Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Areas of Expertise: Islamic Law, Islam, Constitutional Law, Sharia in America, Women’s Rights in Islamic Law

Location: Madison, WI

Contact Information:
Email:
aquraishi@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 358-4173
Twitter@AQuraishiLandes

Heard on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR):