Establishing a worldwide network for female scholars on the discussion about "The Feminine within Islam"

The Research Alumni Network TRACe supports the network initiative and new research project "The Feminine within Islam".

(from left to right): scholar at ZITH Dr. Amina Nawaz, project leader Professor Lejla Demiri and coordinator of the Tübingen Research Alumni Network Christin Wannagat.

The Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Tübingen and Georgetown University in Qatar have announced a joint research project on "women in Islam". The project "Exploring the Feminine within Islam" aims to establish an international network of female researchers and encourage ongoing theological discussion. This topic will also be introduced as an inherent part of the theological curriculum. The project will be supported in 2019 by the "Hochschuldialog mit der Islamischen Welt" program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

The aim is to encourage academic exchange and the mutual advancement of female researchers for teaching activities, initially between Tübingen and Qatar. In the long term, the project will establish mentoring structures at different career levels to promote students, junior researchers and alumni and include them in the discourse as equal partners. Read the original press release