Zahra Ayubi

Assistant Professor of Religion

My research is on women and gender in prescriptive discourses and ethical thought in both pre-modern and modern Islam. My scholarship is a feminist engagement with the Islamic intellectual tradition that seeks to advance understandings of the ways that gender is constructed in Islamic philosophy and operates in historical and contemporary transnational Muslim communities. At Dartmouth I teach courses on Islam, gender in Islamic texts/Muslim thought, transnational Muslim feminist movements, and the core course in WGSS, Sex, Gender & Society.

B.A. Brandeis University
M.A. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications

“Shifting Boundaries: The Study of Islam in the Humanities” Muslim World  106:4 (October 2016): 643-654; with Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst.

"Muslim Ethics of Neonatal Care: Decision Making and Gender" in Religion and the Newborn. Ronald Green and George Little Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

"Rereading Islamic Medieval Philosophy for Ethical Gender Relations in Modernity" Proceedings of the Religious and Philosophical Texts Symposium. Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University. 2012.

"Owning Terms of Leadership and Authority: Toward a Gender Inclusive Framework of American Muslim Religious Authority" in A Jihad for Justice: Honoring Work and Life of Amina Wadud. Laury Silvers, Kecia Ali, and Juliane Hammer, Eds., 2012.

"Negotiating Justice: American Muslim Women Navigating Islamic Divorce and Civil Law." Journal for Islamic Studies. Vol. 30, 2010. 78-102.

"Specific Issues in Muslim Divorce." The Family Law Review: Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. December 2006. 1-5.