Fatima van Hattum completed her PhD in Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico and works as Program Co-Director of New Mexico’s statewide women’s foundation. She holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She is also a published poet and satirical cartoonist. She was born and raised Muslim in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
Asma Sayeed is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Islamic Studies Program at UCLA. Her primary interests include early and classical Islamic history, Islamic education, and women’s history. Her publications include Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge, 2013) She teaches courses on a range of areas of Islamic Studies including Islam in the West.
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