Marriage, Housework, and the Changing Configurations of Islamic Law and Ethics in 13th-14th century Damascus

University Seminars at Columbia University

SEMINAR IN ARABIC STUDIES presents

"Marriage, Housework, and the Changing Configurations of Islamic Law and Ethics in 13th-14th century Damascus"

Speaker: Marion Katz
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 - 8:30 pm

Faculty House

64 Morningside Drive

New York, New York 10027

Marion Holmes Katz received a BA from Yale and a PhD from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Franklin and Marshall College and Mount Holyoke College, and is currently a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her research revolves around issues of Islamic law, gender, and ritual. Her publications include Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity (SUNY Press, 2002) and The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam (Routledge, 2007), Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice (Cambridge, 2013) and Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice (Columbia University Press, 2014).

The talk will begin at 7:00 pm. If you would like to join the speaker for dinner at 6:00 pm, please RSVP to the seminar's rapporteur Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah (su2156@columbia.edu) no later than Thursday, February 16, 2017. Please note that the cost of dinner is $30.00, payable by check made out to "Columbia University.”

For a listing of Seminars in Arabic Studies, visit http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/semi