Kecia Ali

Associate professor of religion, Boston University

Kecia Ali, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University . Her research ranges from Islam’s formative period to the present, and focuses on Islamic law; gender and sexuality; and religious biography.

Her most recent book is The Lives of Muhammad. An expanded tenth anniversary edition of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence is forthcoming.

She co-edited the revised edition of A Guide for Women in Religion, which provides guidance for careers in religious studies and theology. Ali is active in the American Academy of Religion and serves as president of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics.

She blogs from time to time at Feminism & Religon and various other sites and tweets as @kecia_ali.