Call for Papers on “Women in Islam”

Call for Papers on “Women in Islam” for Special Issue of MDPI Open Access Journal, guest edited by Natana J. DeLong-Bas, Boston College

This call for papers for a peer-reviewed special issue on “Women in Islam” invites submissions focusing on women’s understanding, interpretation and lived experience of Islam with attention to women’s agency. Possible fields of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  1.      How Muslim women talk about and find meaning in Islam as a source of identity and belonging
  2.      How Muslim women engage their faith as a belief system and how they choose to express that faith in both personal and public life
  3.      How Muslim women identify and address issues they believe are in need of reform or reinterpretation, particularly where legal issues, restrictions, or family dynamics are concerned
  4.      Muslim women’s vision of Islam as a system of ethics
  5.      Muslim women’s reference to Islam in decision-making, whether domestically, in their communities, in businesses and the corporate world, politically, with respect to the environment, etc.
  6.      Muslim women’s social activism
  7.      Muslim women’s engagement in interfaith dialogue, organization and efforts

We encourage submissions from all disciplines, regions and time periods. Details for submission can be found at:,

Deadline for submission is 30 September 2018.

Natana J. DeLong-Bas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of the Practice, Theology Department & Islamic Civilization and Societies
Co-author of Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know (with John L. Esposito, Oxford, 2018)
Author of Islam: A Living Faith (Anselm Academic, 2018)
Editor-in-Chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women
Past President, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies

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