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Barazangi, Nimat Hafez

Researcher, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Cornell University


A Research Fellow at the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, Dr. Barazangi scholarly-activist work with Arab, Muslim, and non-Muslim organizations and individuals has been intertwined with her academic research and achievements. Action Research Approach and Conceptual Change theory have been her main instruments toward achieving self-learning, self-development, and self-identity for herself and for her co-researchers within the respected communities. http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/ Published over 50 research articles, book reviews, edited journals and two monographs both in Arabic and English: Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading (2004), labeled by one reviewer as "the most radical book in the last 14th centuries of Islam," the edited Arabic translation, Qira'a Jadidah lil Qur'an: al Huwiyah al Dhatiyah lil Mara'a http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/NHB_WomansIdentity_Arabic_2007.htm (2007); and a co-edited volume: Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice, 1996. Her most recent publications are: A monograph entitled: “Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith” (2015)described as "a brave and passionate plea for Muslim women to reclaim the egalitarian message of their faith"; Why Muslim Women Must Re-interpret the Qur'an. Azizah (Oct 2010, 6, 2: 35-38); The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping and Developing Islamic Thought. Theological Review (XXX, 2, 2009: 155-182) http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Theological%20Review%20.pdf; and The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping Islamic Thought: Foundations of Muslims’ Peaceful and Just Co-existence. Journal of Law and Religion (XXIV, 2, 2008-2009: 403- 432) http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Barazangi%20JLR%20July%2014,%2009.pdf. Received her B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, Damascus University, Syria; M.A. in Educational Psychology & Cognitive Development, Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D. in Curriculum Development, Islamic and Arabic Studies, and Adult/Community Education, Cornell University. Honors and Awards are: Invited Lectures at the California Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (December 14, 2015) titled “Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith”, and (July 19, 2010) Titled: “Why Muslim Women Must Reinterpret the Qur’an”; Senior Fulbright Scholarship to Syria 2005-2006 and 1995-1997; United Nations Development Program TOKTEN Fellowships 2002 and 1999; Visiting Fellowship from Oxford University's Centre of Islamic Studies 1994; Grant from the International Council for Adult Education for a Collaborative Research with Pakistan Association of Continuing and Adult Education, 1993; the Glock Award from Cornell University for her 1988 Ph.D. Dissertation "Perceptions of the Islamic Belief System: The Muslims in North America."

DISCIPLINE
Education
SUB AREAS
Cultural Studies   
Arab Studies   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Identity/Representation   
Islamic Studies   
Education   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Islamic World   
Syria   
North America   
SPECIALTIES
Curriculum & Instr and Program Evaluation   
Muslim Women's Islamic Higher Learning   
Muslim Woman's Identity and the Qur`an   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
English (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
PhD1988EducCornell U
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
Fatema Mernissi and the Hadith: Agent of Social Change (2016)   
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Nimat Hafez Barazangi






Cornell University
120 Simsbury Drive
Ithaca, NY
14850
United States
Phone:607-257-4199
nhb2@cornell.edu

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