CMES Friday Lecture with Alyssa Gabbay: “Descent from Daughters in Medieval Islam”

Please join the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies for a lecture with Dr. Alyssa Gabbay, this Friday, October 23 at 4:30 pm. This is a virtual event held over zoom.

Alyssa Gabbay is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Ph.D. from University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, where she studied classical Persian literature with Professors Heshmat Moayyad and John Perry, medieval Islamic history with Professor John Woods, and modern Islamic history with Holly Shissler. Gabbay is the author of Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism (London: Routledge, 2010) and Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam: Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2020), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is currently working on a critical edition and translation of Amir Khusraw’s Dībāchah-’i Dīvān-i Ghurrat al-Kamāl (under contract with Murty Classical Library of India, Harvard University Press). Her research interests include gender and Islam, Shi‘ism, Indo-Persian culture, and religious pluralism.

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