Juliane Hammer, "For Love and Mercy: Exploring Matrimonial Practices in American Muslim Communities"

Juliane Hammer, "For Love and Mercy: Exploring Matrimonial Practices in American Muslim Communities"
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:00

Juliane Hammer, Assoc. Prof. and Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies, UNC Chapel Hill presents:

"For Love and Mercy: Exploring Matrimonial Practices in American Muslim Communities"

Public Lecture, Wed. Feb. 22, 2017, Cone 111, 2-3:30, Cone 210. Everyone welcome!

 

Abstract: What does marriage have to do with religion? This lecture explores matrimonial practices in American Muslim communities including how American Muslims find spouses, how expectations and practices related to marriage are negotiated, and how Muslim weddings constitute both religious rituals and social events. Central to the project and the lecture is the argument that through matrimonial norms and practices American Muslims negotiate gender constructions as well as ideas about religion and culture

Juliane appears as part of our series on "Being Muslim in America" - for a listing of events, see the series flyer here.

For a jpg of this announcement, click here.

 

Cosponsored by a Chancellor's Diversity Grant and CLAS Speakers' Fund