On Thursday, February 21 at 17.00, in the ‘Maurice Borrmans’ Library of PISAI, there will be a public conference in French by Professor Amel Grami: Femmes et savoir religieux : l’émergence d’une dynamique féminine. The speaker will illustrate how, in recent years, a group of Muslim theologians, sociologists and islamologists have questioned a model of interpretation of religious texts dictated by males.
Amel Grami is a Tunisian Islamologist, professor of ‘Gender Studies’ at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Human Sciences of the University de la Manouba in Tunisia. She is a member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), which is part of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) for Women’s Rights, Peace & Security (founded in 2006). She was awarded the Ordre de la République by President Béji Essebsi on 13 August 2016, on the occasion of National Women’s Day.
Among her publications we may mention her study on apostasy in modern Islamic thought, published in Arabic in 2006, and subsequently translated into English and French: Apostasy in Contemporary Islamic Thought, Cenatra, Tunis 2014; L’apostasie dans la pensée islamique moderne, Nirvana, Tunis 2017. Professor Grami is also the author of an important study on gender difference in Arab-Muslim culture, published in Arabic in 2006, and of another gender study on on women and terrorism, in collaboration with Monia Arfaoui, released in 2017.