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 MUSLIM WOMEN AND THE MEDIA TRAINING INSTITUTE 

February 2, 3, 4, 2018, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 

International Center, Room 3130 Board Room 

Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation on behalf of 

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures 

Friday, February 2, 2018 

8:30-9:00 Coffee and registration 

9:00-9:30 Dr. Suad Joseph: Welcome, introduction of trainers, background to Institute 

9:30-10:00 Introduction of institute participants 

10:00-10:30 Dr. Suad Joseph: Plan for the year-long institute 

Exercise: Associating Islam/women and Islam/men and Islam 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:30 Dr. Zeina Zaatari: An Introduction to Islam. Muslim Women and Modern Family Law 

Readings: 

“Law: Modern Family Law 1800-Present: Arab States” Lama Abu-Odeh 

Zahia Smail Salhi. 2003. “Algerian Women, Citizenship, and the Family Code.” Gender and Development 11(3): 27-35. 

11:30-12:15 Dr. Sarah Gualtieri: Approaches to the Study of Women and Islam: 

Readings: 

Mohja Kahf. “How to be a Careful Reader.” 

Judith Tucker. “Gender and Islam.” 

12:15-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-2:00 Dr. Lawrence Pintak: Prospects, Pitfalls, and Practices in Covering Islam. 

Readings 

From: “Islam for Journalists – A Primer for Covering Muslims” 

https://islamforjournalists.wordpress.com/ 

“Covering Islam Over There from Over Here.” Stephen Franklin. Pgs. 169-193 

“Women and Islam.” Shereen El Feki. Pgs. 194-210 

“Islam on Main Street.” Lawrence Pintak. Pgs. 255-260 

2:00-3:00 Dr. Suad Joseph: Muslim Women in The New York Times 

Reading: 

Suad Joseph and Benjamin D’Harlingue with Alvin Ka Hin Wong. “Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in The New York Times, Before and After 9/11.” 

3:00-3:15 Break 

3:15-4:15 Dr. Sarah Gualtieri: Women and Islamic Authority 

Readings: 

“The Quiet Heretic” A controversial prayer upends a professor’s life.” Thomas Bartlett 

4:15-5:15 Dr. Elora Shehabuddin: Muslim women and transnational political economy: 

Readings: 

Petra Dannecker. “Laboring Practices: Bangladesh” 

Jehan Shibli. “Migration: Pakistan” 

5:15-5:30 Assignment 

5:30-7:00 Break 

7:00- Dinner at the home of Suad Joseph 1025 Plum Lane, Davis. 


Saturday, February 3, 2018 

9:00-10:00 Workshopping Assignments 

10:00-11:00 Dr. Zeina Zaatari: Muslim women and sexuality in the Middle East 

Readings: 

Sahar Amer. “Political Social Movements: Homosexuality and Queer Movements: 

Egypt.” 

Pinar Ilkkaracan. (2008), Introduction: Sexuality as a Contested Political Domain in the Middle East, In Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East. London: Ashgate, pp.1-16 

Ghassan Makarem. (2011) “The Story of Helem.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 7(3):98-112 

Meem Collective . (2009) “Introduction.” In Bareed Mista3jil: True Stories, p.1-29. Beirut, Lebanon. 

11:00-12:00 Dr. Annelies Moors: Women and Islam in Europe 

Readings: 

Annelies Moors & Emma Tarlo. “Introduction: Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America. 

Jocelyne Cesari “Western Europe: 1945 to Present” 

12:00-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-2:00 Dr. Annelies Moors: Marriage and Family in Europe and the Middle East 

Readings: 

Annelies Moors. “Unregistered Islamic Marriages: Anxieties About Sexuality and Islam.” 

Pia Karlsson Minganti. “Introducing ‘Fourth Space’”: Young Muslims Negotiating Marriage in Europe.” 

Hanan Kholoussy. “Marriage Practices: Arab States” 

Kimberly Hart. “Marriage Practices: Turkey.” 

2:00-3:00 Dr. Elora Shehabuddin: Muslim women’s activism 

Readings: 

Archana Parashar. “Political-Social Movements: Feminists: South Asia” 

Catherine Z. Sameh. “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran.” 

Yuniyanti Chuzaifah. “Political-Social Movements: Feminists: Indonesia 

Corcoran-Nantes, Yvonne. “Political-Social Movements: Community-Based: Central 

Asia.” 

3:00-3:15 Break 

3:15-4:15 Soterios Johnson: Journalism Practice and Resources 

Readings & Resources: 

The Invisible Muslims: Challenging the Media to Report on Mainstream Muslim-Americans.” http://niemanreports.org/articles/the-invisible-muslims/ Reporters’ Notebook: Covering Islam in America by Andrea Eliot (in “Islam for Journalists,” between Chapters One and Two) https://islamforjournalists.wordpress.com/ 

4:15-5:00 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “The Danger of a Single Story” 

5:00- 5:30 Dr. Suad Joseph: Debrief & Assignments 

5:30-7:00 Break [Trainers Meeting] 

7:00- Dinner at Katmandu – “G” and Second Street, downtown Davis (Location tentative) 


Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 

9:00-12:00 Participants’ presentations (15 minutes each) 

12:00-1:00 lunch 

1:00-3:00 Participants’ presentations 

3:00-4:30 Mentors, assignments, MESA-Thematic Conversation, MESA conference, ½ day 

Debrief 

4:30-5:00 Comments/questions/feedback 

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