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Ottoman Syrian Models for Feminism & Interfaith Dialogue

The Rev. Dr. Deanna Ferree Womack teaches courses on Christian-Muslim relations and interreligious dialogue and directs the Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), established in 2015 with the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. Womack’s research combines commitments to interreligious understanding, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and American-Arab relations. Her first book, Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria (Edinburgh University Press 2019), explores encounters between American missionaries and Arab residents of Syria and Lebanon in the pre-World War I period. In particular, it uncovers the history of Syrian women writers and preachers who navigated cultural and religious boundaries in their experiences with missionaries. Her current research focuses on themes of gender and violence in American Protestant discourses on Islam.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Alston Campus Center, AL-Luchsinger Lounge
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Greater Metro Community

Target Audience

General Public, Campus Community


Research, Religious/Spiritual

Religious Studies
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