Join the Islamic Society of Northeastern University on the evening of February 7th for an inspirational and enlightening panel discussion featuring bright and brilliant Muslim Women Leaders in America moderated by Sister Celene Ibrahim-Lizzio, Muslim chaplain of Tufts University. Come see Dalia Mogahed, Fatimah Fanusie and Jamillah Karim discuss their careers, beliefs and misconceptions of women in Islam. Please RSVP and get your free ticket at the eventbrite link on this page if you wish to attend!! You NEED an eventbrite ticket to get in. Hope to see you there InShaaAllah.

Directions to Curry Student Center Ballroom:
-Northeastern University: 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
-Campus map:
-Curry Student Center is building 50, Ballroom is on 2nd floor.

Speaker descriptions:

Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at ISPU where she develops, leads and executes ISPU’s research strategy. Mogahed works with scholars on major research projects related to American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she coauthored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities, and she provided significant contributions to the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group recommendations. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting. Mogahed earned her BS in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin and was a Dean Scholar earning her MBA at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

See Dalia on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah here:

Fatimah Fanusie

Fatimah Fanusie is a Twentieth-Century U.S. historian and lecturer whose work is at the heart of an evolving reappraisal of the study of African American Islam, the modern Civil Rights Movement and African Diaspora culture. Dr. Fanusie received her BA in History and Arabic from Lincoln University in 1997, her MA in American History from Tufts University in 2001 and PhD in American History from Howard University in 2008. Her research and teaching interests span a wide range of topics in American history, and draws upon transoceanic and global studies to illuminate American religious, intellectual and cultural history.
Dr. Fanusie’s research interests include the history of American religious development from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, twentieth-century Islamic development in America and comparative historical Islamic development. Her doctoral dissertation, “Fard Muhammad in Historical Context: An Islamic Thread in the American Religious and Cultural Quilt” explores the Indian Ahmadiyya background of Fard Muhammad and the early history of the Nation of Islam through a comparative Islamic framework. Her publications include the article “Ahmadi, Beboppers, Veterans and Migrants: African-American Islam in Boston, 1948-1963”, (ed., Ted Trost and Wilson J. Moses, The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, Macmillan-Palgrave press, January 2008). Fanusie’s current study focuses upon the use of syncretism as a tool to introduce normative Islam to unlettered populations.
As a student of the history of global Islamic development, Fanusie has studied and conducted research in Egypt and India. She remains committed to developing a career as a scholar and educator and in working to establish a more balanced understanding of Islam in America today. A wife and a mother of one, Fanusie is dedicated to building institutions conducive to the pursuit of human excellence.

Jamillah Karim

Jamillah Karim is an award-winning author, lecturer, and blogger. Karim specializes in race, gender, and Islam in America. She is co-author of the new book Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam (NYU Press, 2014). Her first book, American Muslim Women, was awarded the 2008 Book Award in Social Sciences by the Association for Asian American Studies. She is former associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Spelman College where she taught courses in the study of Islam for six years. In 2010 Karim traveled with her family to Malaysia where she began her blog “Race+Gender+Faith.” As an independent scholar in Atlanta, she presents her research to scholarly communities and lectures frequently within Muslim communities. She occasionally contributes articles on spirituality for Azizah Magazine. Karim blogs for Sapelo Square and Huffington Post Religion. In 2014, she was highlighted as a young faith leader in the African American community by JET magazine. Karim holds a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Duke University.

Sister Celene, moderator

Celene Ibrahim is a scholar, educator, and chaplain. Ibrahim is widely published and holds a joint faculty appointment as Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, where she co-directs the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE). She serves as the Muslim Chaplain for Tufts University, and has been recognized as a Harvard Presidential Scholar. Her contributions to increasing religious literacy have been featured on forums including the New York Times, BBC, Public Radio International, the Religion Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, and many others. Her research interests include Muslim feminist theology, the history of Islamic intellectual thought, and theologies of religious pluralism. She holds an MA in Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA in Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University. External Event Url
Ballroom, Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Northeastern, Boston, MA 02115, USA