Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Islamic Feminism is a developing field that emerged in the 1990’s, arising out of debates surrounding engagement or lack thereof with dominant forms of feminism. Based on research conducted in Jordan in the Fall of 2019 and America in the Spring of 2021, this thesis employs a regional comparison to the emergences of leadership and faith-based gender justice in Islam, and further how this either supports or contests existing gender structures. In these interviews I identify two overarching approaches to Qur’anic interpretation and knowledge production. I labeled the first approach as a normative approach to faith-based gender justice and the second as a non-normative approach. While differing in style, these two approaches provide a critical analysis and understanding to how women seek to establish authority in enacting faith-based gender justice in Islam.
Robb, Courtney, "Women in Charge: An Examination of Normative and Non-Normative Islamic Faith-Based Gender Justice". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2021.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/893