Tuesday, April 26, 2016
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Dr. Homayra Ziad is Scholar of Islam at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) in Baltimore, and formerly Assistant Professor of Religion at Trinity College in Hartford. After receiving her first degree from Bryn Mawr College, she earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Yale University. Homayra is deeply involved in interreligious education, training, study, and research, in the U.S. and abroad. At ICJS, she and her colleagues work with a diverse groups of change-makers in the DC-Baltimore corridor: clergy, seminarians, scholars, entrepreneurs, high school teachers, and community leaders and activists. Homayra is also co-founder and co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group, and an editor for the Palgrave series Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice.
She is working on two books, the first on the intersections of spirituality and literary aesthetics in the work of the eighteenth-century Sufi theologian and poet of Delhi Khwajah Mir Dard, and the second a popular work on Islam and humor. She has been published in both academic and popular venues, and is inspired in her work by spiritual and pluralist traditions within Islam.