Monmouth College professor Farhat Haq will examine what it means to be a woman in the Muslim world in a lecture on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Barnes Electronic Classroom in the college’s Hewes Library.
Titled “What’s the Deal with the Veil? Women in the Islamic World,” the free talk is part of “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” a community reading and discussion series that will continue throughout the academic year. During the series, participants will explore the histories, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. through informed conversations facilitated by a local scholar.
“There is a great deal of interest and misunderstanding about the role of women in the Muslim world,” said Haq, a native of Pakistan, who has researched the role of women in Islam and in Islamic Fundamentalist parties.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, Haq earned her master’s degree in government from Cornell University in 1983 and her Ph.D. in government from prestigious Cornell in 1987, the same year she joined Monmouth’s faculty. In 1993, she won MC’s prestigious Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.
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