Dr. Mirjam Künkler is senior research fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and author of Democracy and Islam in Indonesia, (Columbia University Press, 2013). She has recently published a special journal issue on female Islamic authority in southeast Asia, in the Asian Studies Review 40, 4 (December 2016).
Published in: 50.50A fatwa against sexual violence: the story of a historic congress of female Islamic scholars
Can women interpret Islamic law? Scholars who think so recently gathered in Indonesia, where fatwas were also issued...
Published in: 50.50What Iran wants from female religious authority: piety - yes, expertise in fiqh - no
More than a hundred women's seminaries have been set up by the Iranian state since the 1979 revolution. Yet the...