Leila Ahmed

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Personal information

Title: 

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity

Birthyear: 
1940

Contact information (private)

State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
USA

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
Harvard University
Department: 
Harvard Divinity School
Address: 
45 Francis Avenue
Postal code: 
02138
State: 
MA
City: 
Cambridge
Country: 
USA
Phone: 
+1-617-496-8508
Work email address: 
leila_ahmed@harvard.edu

Education

PhD, Cambridge University

MA, Cambridge University

BA, Cambridge University

Competences

Islam in America

Islam in the East

Pluralism in Islam

Women and Islam

Women in the Middle East

Women and Religions

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Jobs

Work history: 

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, The Divinity School, Harvard University, 2004 - Present

Professor of Women's and Islamic Studies, The Divinity School, Harvard University, 1999-2003

Professor of Women's Studies and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts

Director of Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1992-1995

Director of Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1991-1992

Productions and works: 

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman's Journey. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.

Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.

Edward W. Lane: A Study of His Life and Works and of British Ideas of the Middle East in the Nineteenth century. London: Longman, 1978.

Awards

Distinctions: 

First professor of women's studies in religion at Harvard University