Women of Islamic Studies is a crowdsourced database of women scholars who work on Muslims and Islam. This ongoing project is in its beta version.
Women of Islamic Studies is intended to contest the prevalence of all-male and male dominated academic domains, such as editorial boards, conference panels, publications, guest speakers, bibliographies, books reviews, etc. and provide resources to support the recognition, citation, and inclusion of women scholars in the field of Islamic Studies. Anyone who identifies as a woman, gender non-conforming, or non-binary is welcomed on the list. The scholars listed come from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. “Islamic Studies” is meant to be as inclusive as possible, meaning anyone whose expertise is related to the understanding of Muslims and the Islamic tradition, and intended to demarcate a disciplinary boundary. Please feel free to list any relevant scholars who work on Islam and Muslims in any capacity. The crowdsourced contents are made possible by many contributors. Please add to our list and help spread the word.
Women of Islamic Studies is inspired by Women of Ancient History.
The project’s goals have been formulated and sharpened by the example, advice, and feedback of several key advisors:
- Megan Adamson Sijapati, Gettysburg College
- Kecia Ali, Boston University
- Anna Bigelow, NC State University
- Ayesha S. Chaudhry, The University of British Columbia
- Sarah Eltantawi, The Evergreen State College
- Megan Goodwin, Northeastern University
- Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Sadaf Jaffer, Princeton University
- Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, University of Vermont
- Laury Silvers, University of Toronto
- Najeeba Syeed, Claremont School of Theology
- Kayla Renée Wheeler, Boston University
• Danielle Widmann Abraham, Ursinus College