This talk will address whether women’s movements in the 21st century have impacted legal and ethical reform in Islamic family law. This talk will further explores the degree to which Muslim women, through religious activism, are bridging the gap between Islamic jurisprudence and gender justice in the realm of family law.
Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei is a candidate for the 2016-1017 Visiting Professor for Contemporary International Issues. She received her PhD in 2015 from the University of California Santa Barbara in Religious Studies and holds an M.A. degree in education from Tehran University in Iran.