A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.
For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.
In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.
Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.
In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.
University students in Egypt’s most troubled province, long targeted by terrorist attacks, face extreme difficulties in continuing their studies.
The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.
The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.
Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.