Author and Historian of the Middle East and Islamic Societies
Hijri 1355-Present (AH); Common Era 1936-Present (CE)
Margot Badran, a historian of the Middle East and Islamic societies and a specialist in gender studies, is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Previously Ms. Badran was Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Religion and Preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. She has lectured widely in academic and popular forums in the United States, as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. Her latest books include: Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences (2009) and Feminism beyond East and West: New Gender Talk and Practice in Global Islam (2006). She also writes on feminism and gender for the Al Ahram Weekly in Cairo.