Kecia Ali

Ali headshot 2013145 Bay State Road, Suite 402
Boston, MA 02215
T: 617.353.4465; F: 617.358.3087
Email: ka@bu.edu
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Tues 8:00-9:30am by appointment; Thurs 11:00am-12:30pm drop-in

Bio

Kecia Ali (Ph.D., Religion, Duke University) teaches a range of classes on Islam. Her research focuses on Islamic law; women and gender; ethics; and biography. Her books include Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (2006, expanded ed. 2016), Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam (2010), Imam Shafi‘i: Scholar and Saint (2011), and The Lives of Muhammad (2014), about modern Muslim and non-Muslim biographies of Islam’s prophet. She co-edited the revised edition of A Guide for Women in Religion, which provides guidance for careers in religious studies and theology (2014).

Ali held research and teaching fellowships at Brandeis University and Harvard Divinity School before joining the BU faculty in 2006. She is active in the American Academy of Religion, where she co-chairs the Islam, Gender, Women program unit and holds a seat on the Board as Status Committee Director. She served from 2014-2016 as President of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics.

Current CV

Books

Human in DeathHuman in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb’s Novels
By Kecia Ali
Baylor University Press
February 1, 2017
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Sexual Ethics Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
By Kecia Ali
Oneworld Publications
February 9, 2016
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A Guide for Women in ReligionA Guide for Women in Religion
Co-edited by Mary E. Hunt, Monique Moultrie, Kecia Ali
Palgrave Macmillan; Revised edition (November 26, 2014)
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The Lives of MuhammadThe Lives of Muhammad
By Kecia Ali
Harvard University Press
October 2014
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A Jihad for Justice - for Amina Wadud 2012-1-1 A Jihad for Justice; Honoring the work and life of Amina Wadud
Edited by Kecia Ali, Juliane Hammer, and Laury Silvers
ebook

 

 

Iman Shafi'iImam Shafi’i: Scholar and Saint
By Kecia Ali
Oneworld Publications
November 16, 2011
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Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam
By Kecia Ali
Harvard University Press
October 1, 2010
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Islam: The Key Concepts
By Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman
Routledge Publications
December 30, 2007
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Courses

  • CAS RN 104 Religions of the World: Western |
  • CAS RN 214 Islam
  • CAS RN 340/640 The Quran
  • CAS RN 434/734  Representations of Muhammad
  • CAS RN 344/644 Islam and the West |
  • CAS RN 345/645 Islamic Law
  • CAS RN 316/616 Modern Islam |
  • CAS RN434/734 Representations of Muhammad
  • CAS RN 435/735 Women, Gender, Islam

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