— BA, Emory University
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I graduated from Emory University's Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies department in May 2011. I developed an interest in gender relations in Islamic law during one of my last years at Emory, particularly after conducting research on feminist and progressive interpretations of the Qur'an. My primary focus as a graduate student, thus, is gender and sexuality in Islamic Law. I am also interested in exploring the roles that gender and Islamic feminism play in (Islamic) hermeneutics and exegesis. My future academic research interests include Pashtun marriage patterns and women’s agency in selecting their partners.
As an ethnic Pashtun, I am fluent in Pashto and Urdu and am currently studying Arabic. I am an active blogger, and I write on issues affecting women and minority groups in Pakistan and other Muslim societies, often covering controversial subjects such as Qur’anic verse 4:34 and contesting traditional interpretations of the Qur’an.