Who Is She

Personal information

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity
Leila Ahmed
1940

Contact information / Private

Massachusetts
USA

Languages

Arabic
English

Contact information / Work

Harvard University
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
02138
MA
Cambridge
USA
Phone: 
+1-617-496-8508

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

Work history

Jobs: 
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