Dr. Nevin Reda will speak on "Islamic Feminism & Legal Theory: The Struggle for Political Equality."
Nevin Reda received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of research is the Qur'an, often enriched with interdisciplinary perspectives from Biblical studies, literary theory and women's studies. She has a particular interest in Surat al-Baqara, on which she wrote her PhD dissertation, and in Islamic legal theory and political theologies, occasionally publishing her research in both Arabic and English. She has also co-lead several interfaith dialogue seminars over the past eight years.
In 2014, Nevin was the recipient of the Independent Book Publisher award for her contribution to Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran, ed. Brian Arthur Brown, (Plymouth: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012). She also received the Canadian Council of Muslim Women's Women Who Inspire Award in 2010. This award is given each year to five Canadian Muslim Women who serve as role models for girls and women through their commitment to improving the lives of others, to women's equality, and by their participation in grassroots activism and civic engagement.
This event is free. All are welcome. Lecture takes place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.
Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.
The Royackers Lecture honours the memory of Father Martin Royackers, S.J., a Canadian Jesuit who was murdered in 2001 as he served the people of Annotto Bay, Jamaica and promoted the cause of social justice. The lecture is made possible through the benefaction of Mundiregina Resources Canada.