Western Views of Muslim Women, African Islam, and Stoning
The infamous case of Amina Lawal in Northern Nigeria
Date & Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 PM
3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall (OWS 150)
Dr. Sarah Eltantawi is a scholar of Islam. She is Member of the Faculty in Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and a Research Scholar at the Middle East Center of the University of Washington. She earned her PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard University, where she was the Jennifer W. Oppenheimer Fellow and Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her forthcoming book Sharia on Trial: Stoning and the Islamic Revolution in Northern Nigeria (University of California, 2017), examines why Northern Nigerians took to the streets starting in 1999 to demand the re-implementation of sharia law. She uses the stoning punishment and the trial of Amina Lawal for committing adultery as her primary lens of inquiry.