Invited Scholarly Lectures (Keynote)

“Issues in Islam in Contemporary Nigeria” Kamel Center Lecture at the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law & Civilization at the Yale Law School. February 25, 2021.

“What Explains the Rapid Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?” Keynote Lecture at the World Affairs Council in Olympia, WA. April 18, 2019

“A Gendered Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1928-2013” Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, March 27, 2019

Author Meets Critic: Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution: Lusaka, Zambia, Religions in Africa Conference, August 4, 2018.

“The World that Created Boko Haram: Gender and the Islamic Revolution in Northern Nigeria.” Invited Lecture, Swarthmore College, April 26, 2018.

“Examining the Shari’ah ‘Revolution’ in Northern Nigeria: The Infamous Stoning Case of Amina Lawal.” Invited Lecture, Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim – Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, April 17, 2018.

Book discussion: Shari’ah in Northern Nigeria, Invited Lecture at Northwestern University, Center for African Studies, March 10, 2018

“Notes on the Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.” Invited Lecture at Northwestern University Middle East Center, March 8, 2018.

“Notes on the Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.” Invited Lecture at the University of Washington, January 22, 2018.

“Shar’ia on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution.” Invited Lecture at                           Harvard University, November 9, 2017

Key Note Lecture on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Desmond Tutu Center for Human Rights, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, U.K.

“Shar’ia on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution.” Invited Lecture at the University of Cambridge, UK, November 9, 2017

“Minority Governance in Egypt and Nigeria”. Center for Muslim Societies and Cultures, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 16, 2017

“Amina Lawal, African Islam, and Stoning.”  Fairhaven College World Affairs Lecture, 2017.  Western Washington University, April 24, 2017.

“Contemporary Northern Nigerian Islamic Law and Questions of TransnationalFeminism.”  Williams College, Williamstown, MA, November 10, 2016

“Western Views of Muslim Women, African Islam, and Stoning: The Infamous Trial of Aminal Lawal in Northern Nigeria.” University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, September 21, 2016

“Western Feminist Theory and Islamic Traditions” Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, (20 November, 2015)

“The Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood” Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (3 March, 2015)

“Islam, Gender and Scholarly Priorities in Western Academia.”  Media and Communications Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (6 December, 2014)

“Political Theology in Contemporary Egypt” University of Toronto, Invited by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Islamic Studies (27 March, 2013)

“Islamic Law and Gender in Post-Morsi Egypt” Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago (21 November, 2013)

“From Resistance to Mainstream Power:  The Changing ‘Islam’ of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley (26 September, 2013)

“Stoning in the Islamic Tradition:  Early Source Material and Contemporary Appropriations.”  Harvard University Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government (12 December, 2006)

 Scholarly Presentations

 “Being Muslim/Muslim Being:  Mobilities and Practices.”  A Symposium in Honor of Shahab Ahmed (1966-2015).  Sarah Lawrence College (8 April, 2016)

“Is the Muslim Brotherhood Modern?” and “Reflections on accurately reflecting anti- sexism views of women in the developing world:  the case of Nigeria.”  American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA 2015   (21 November, 2015)

Nahda vs. Sunna as Theology vs. Politics:  Tracing the Genealogy of the MuslimBrotherhood to Understand Contemporary Islamist Movements.” American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA 2015 (21 November)

“The Muslim Brotherhood and the Arab Nahda (Enlightenment):  A Reexamination.”  Middle East Studies Association, Denver, CO (23 November, 2015)

Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring: Why ‘Middle East Exceptionalism’ is Still Wrong’ University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.   (12 September, 2015)

“Receptions of Political Islam:  from Shar’ia Re-Implementation in Nigeria in 1999 to the Ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in EUME, Forum Transregionale Studien, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (22 January, 2014)

“On Normatively in the Field of Islamic Studies”  Paper: “Order, Not Instability:  Post- Coloniality from the Contemporary Nigerian Perspective.” American Academy of Religion.  Baltimore:  (26 November, 2013)

“Gender, Public Space, and the Question of Democracy in Egypt.”  American Academy of Religion.  Baltimore:  (25 November, 2013)

“Secular/‘Objective’ Scholars and Islamic Movements:  The Question of Positionality.”  Forum on Identity and the Question of Tradition.  Forum Transregionalle Studien, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (11 November, 2013) 

“The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and The Rhetoric of Authenticity”  Middle East Studies Association.  New Orleans:  (11 October, 2013)

“Women in the Arab Uprisings:  A Roundtable Discussion” Middle East Studies Association. New Orleans:  (11 October, 2013)

“Revolution or Coup?  Ousting Morsi in Egypt”  UC Berkeley Center for International Studies, Democracy Program.  International House, UC Berkeley (12 September, 2013)

“Stoning and Post-Colonial Nigeria:  Methodological Spaces” Gendered Rites/Gendered Rights Conference, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University (15 April, 2013)

“Geschlechterdemokratie und Menschenrechte in Ägypten zwischen Revolution, Militär und Islamismus” (Gender Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt:  Between Revolution, Military and Islamism.) Presentation at Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany (July, 2012)

“Ijbār (child marriage) Polygamy and Divorce in the post-1999 sharī’ah order in Northern Nigeria.”  American Academy of Religion, San Francisco:  (20 November 2011)   

“Sharī’ah as Social Text in Contemporary Northern Nigeria.”  Presented at “Transforming Social Orders in African Muslim Contexts:  (Re)Constructions of Identities, Institutions, Movements and Markets.”  Joint Conference of Bayreuth Graduate School of African Studies, Bayreuth, Germany; and Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Berlin, Germany (June, 2011)

“’Political Sharī’ah in Nigeria:  19th Century Jihāds, and the Present.” Presented at the Society for Muslim Ethics Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (January, 2011)