Dr. Meena Sharify-Funk
Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy, Chair, Religion and Culture Department
Meena Sharify-Funk, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Chair for the Religion and Culture Department at Wilfrid Laurier University who specializes in Islamic studies with a focus on contemporary Muslim thought and identity. Sharify-Funk has written and presented a number of articles and papers on Sufi hermeneutics, women and Islam and the role of cultural and religious factors in peacemaking. Currently, she is co-authoring two books: an introductory textbook on Sufism entitled, Unveiling Sufism: From Manhattan to Mecca and a manuscript on contemporary Sufism entitled, Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture. Her first manuscript was Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam, and the Politics of Interpretation (2008) which examined the impact of transnational networking on Muslim women’s identity, thought, and activism. She also has co-edited two books, Cultural Diversity and Islam (2003) and Contemporary Islam: Dynamic, Not Static (2006).
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|Defining Religion and Culture: Meaning and Relationship||Full Day||March 2, 2017|