Gender, Identity and Islam

Several projects are underway related to the theme of gender, identity and Islam in Africa.

Global Approaches to Intersectionality is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project sponsored by Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute’s Critical Philosophy of Race Initiative and the Africana Research Center.  The project is designed to catalyze research into theories of race, gender, class, sexuality and other intersections of identity in three sites: Rwanda, South Africa and the US.

For further information see the Global Approaches to Intersectionality page on the Africana Research Center website, and the program for the associated lecture series


Theorizing Gender, Subjectivity and Islam in Africa is a collaborative effort of Gabeba Baderoon at Penn State with Dr Sa’diyya Shaikh and Dr Nina Hoel at the University of Cape Town.

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