Barazangi, Nimat Hafez
Posted Oct 5, 2005

Nimat Hafez Barazangi is a research fellow at Cornell University. Her forthcoming book: Womans Identity and the QurҒan: A New Reading (The University Press of Florida, December 2004) was labeled by one of the reviewers as the most radical book in the last 14th centuries of IslamӔ. She edited Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice (University Press of Florida 1996, 2000) translated into Arabic, Dar Al Fikr, 1999) in which she also contributed Vicegerncey and Gender Justice, and has published about thirty articles, essays, and book reviews. Her publications include ӓUnderstanding Muslim Womens Self-Identity and Resistance to Feminism and Participatory Action ResearchҔ in Traveling Companions: Feminisms, Teaching, and Action Research. Edited by Mary Brydon-Miller, Patricia Maguire, and Alice McIntyre. Westport, CT: Praeger (2004), 21-39; Muslim WomenӒs Islamic Higher Learning as a Human Right: Theory and Practice in Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America (Syracuse University Press, 2000); her Guest Edited Volume of the Journal: Religion and Education, titled, Taqwa, The Equilibrium: Issues of Islamic Education in the United States, (Volume 25, Number 1 & 2, Winter 1998), in which she has an article, ԓThe Equilibrium of Islamic Education: Has Muslim Womens Education Preserved the Religion?Ҕ (see details in the link to her publications).

Dr. Barazangi has received several awards for her participatory action research, including the Glock Award from the Department of Education at Cornell University for her 1988 PhD dissertation; a visiting fellowship from Oxford University; a scholarship from the International Council for Adult Education; a three-year serial Fulbright scholarship for Syria; and the United Nations Development Program 1999 and 2002 fellowships for Syria. She received her BA in philosophy and sociology from Damascus University, her MA in educational psychology and early childhood education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her PhD in curriculum and instruction, Arabic and Islamic studies, and adult and continuing education from Cornell University.