Amina Wadud

Research Scholar


B.S. University of Pennsylvania
M.A. University of Michigan
Ph.D. University of Michigan


Dr. Wadud, who specializes in Islam, gender and Qur’anic studies, taught at the Religious Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the International Islamic University in Malaysia. Her background also includes advanced Arabic studies at American University in Cairo.

She’s the author of “Inside the Gender Jihad: Reform in Islam”; “Introduction to Islam: A Reader”; and “Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective.”

Her current research focuses on gender as a category of thought in Islamic intellectual history and development, with a particular focus on Islamic ethics and gender.