Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Ph.D.
Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Ph.D. Biographical Summary (April 2012) A Research Fellow at the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, Dr. Barazangi scholarly work with Arab, Muslim, and non-Muslim organizations and individuals has been intertwined with her academic research and achievements. Action Research approach and Conceptual Change theory have been her main instruments toward achieving self-learning, self-development, and self-identity for herself and for her co-researchers within the respective communities. http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/
Published over 50 research articles, book reviews, edited journals and two monographs both in Arabic and English: Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading (2004), labeled by one reviewer as "the most radical book in the last 14th centuries of Islam," the edited Arabic translation, “Qira'a Jadidah lil Qur'an: al Huwiyah al Dhatiyah lil Mara'a http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/NHB_WomansIdentity_Arabic_2007.htm (2007); and a co-edited volume: Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice, 1996.
Her most recent thoughts could be found on: http://www.cornell.edu/video/?videoID=865&startSecs=0&endSecs=3974
Her latest publications are:
The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping and Developing Islamic Thought. Theological Review (XXX, 2, 2009: 155-182) http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Theological%20Review%20.pdf ,
The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping Islamic Thought: Foundations of Muslims’ Peaceful and Just Co-existence. Journal of Law and Religion (XXIV, 2, 2008-2009: 403- 432) http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Barazangi%20JLR%20July%2014,%2009.pdf .
Barazangi received her B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, Damascus University, Syria; M.A. in Educational Psychology & Cognitive Development, Teachers College, Columbia University; and Ph.D. in Curriculum Development, Islamic and Arabic Studies, and Adult/Community Education, Cornell University.
Honors and Awards are:
Invited to teach at the University of Vienna Christian-Islamic Summer University, 2012. Invited Lecture at the California Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (July 17, 2010) Titled: “Why Muslim Women Must Reinterpret the Qur’an” http://eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Barazangi_Commonwealth_2010.htm ;
Senior Fulbright Scholarship to Syria 2005-2006 and 1995-1997; United Nations Development Program TOKTEN Fellowships 2002 and 1999; Visiting Fellowship from Oxford University's Centre of Islamic Studies 1994; Grant from the International Council for Adult Education for a Collaborative Research with Pakistan Association of Continuing and Adult Education, 1993; the Glock Award from Cornell University for her 1988 Ph.D. Dissertation "Perceptions of the Islamic Belief System: The Muslims in North America."