Develop your knowledge of how gender identities and relations play a central role in shaping the social and cultural dynamics of Muslim contexts and how Muslims and Islam are perceived and represented in public discourses in the West.
Run by leading experts on gender and Islam, the ISMC Summer Programme in Gender in Muslim Contexts will bring together scholars and students from diverse backgrounds to discuss key issues in the study of gender in Muslim contexts. It will provide students with a critical understanding of gender identities and equip them with key tools and approaches in gender studies.
Designed in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Venice International University, the ISMC Summer Programme on Gender in Muslim Contexts makes full use of the unique campus of Venice International University, located on the beautiful island of San Servolo, Venice. The nine-day programme will use interdisciplinary materials and follow a blended format combining academic lectures with a range of activities, such as workshops and film screenings. The programme also includes a one-day excursion in Venice, highlighting Islamic heritage and women’s history.
Module topics include:
- Gendering Migration
- Gender and Space
- Gender and Sharia
- Men and Masculinities
- Everyday Islam and Women’s Empowerment
- Islamic Feminism
- Sevgi Adak, Aga Khan University, ISMC
- Sanaa Alimia, Aga Khan University, ISMC
- Beatrice Gusmano, Ca’ Foscari University
- Jonas Otterbeck, Aga Khan University, ISMC
- Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, Simon Fraser University
- Venice International University (VIU) Campus, San Servolo, Venice, Italy
Who can apply?
The programme is open to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and those with prior interest in the subject or a record of study in a related topic .
Please send a CV and a statement of motivation to [email protected]
Application deadline: 30 April, 2020
More information: https://www.aku.edu/ismc/short-courses/Pages/home.aspx