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The Department of Religious Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies Program welcome Dr. Celene Ibrahim to campus for a lecture entitled, "Women and Gender in the Qur'an". Dr. Celene Ibrahim is an internationally known specialist in religious studies with a focus on Islamic intellectual history. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Women and Gender in the Qur'an  published by Oxford University Press (2020). Her latest book, Islam and Monotheism (2022), is published in Cambridge University Press's Elements series. She also specializes in chaplaincy, spiritual care, and in practices for interreligious encounter. She is the editor of the book One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019).

Dr. Ibrahim's articles on Islamic theology, Islamic family law, women's studies, spiritual care, and pedagogies for interreligious studies have appeared in dozens of academic publications and she regularly serves as a reviewer for leading presses and journals. Her current research interests include moral psychology and virtue ethics in early Islamic sources, depictions of men and boys in Qur'anic narratives, and portrayals of women figures in early Islamic biographical sources. 

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