The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program is pleased to present
“Social Justice and Governance in Islam”
A lecture by Deina Abdelkader, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
A Faculty Seminar Series event
Professor Abdelkader’s scholarly interests and research focus on the Middle East and North Africa and include comparative democratization in the Muslim world, Islamic activism, and the role of Muslim women in religious interpretation. Dr. Abdelkader is the author of Social Justice in Islam (2000) and Islamic Activists: The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats (2011). She has also authored a number of articles, the latest of which include “Coercion, Peace and the Issue of Jihad,” (Digest of Middle East Studies), and a book chapter entitled: “Modernity, Islam and Religious Activism,” in The New Global Order and the Middle East.
Dr. Abdelkader is also one of two women on the Islamic Jurisprudential Council of North America (Fiqh Council of North America), serves on the editorial board of the Digest of Middle East Studies and is a founding member and co-director of the International Relations-Islamic Studies research cohort (COIRIS).