Justine Howe

Religious studies department’s Justine Howe edits Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

Justine Howe

Justine Howe, associate professor of religious studies, edited Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender, which features 32 original essays focused on Islam and gender in global Muslim contexts.

These essays highlight exciting developments in areas such as masculinity studies, pop and consumer culture, and queer theory. Contrary to popular representations of Islam as uniquely oppressive toward women, this volume demonstrates the rich diversity of gendered norms and practices among Muslims, and how these have been shaped by broader historical and cultural factors.

Routledge in London published the handbook earlier this month. 

Learn more about the handbook.