Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies - Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus

Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies

This conference aims to explore these themes of gender and sexuality within contemporary and historical Sufi traditions. Keeping in mind the call to decolonize knowledge production and epistemologies that subvert binaries of “resistance versus subordination” in Muslim women’s life-worlds, we aim to take an expansive discussion of the complex processes of the agentive formation of gendered Sufi subjectivities.


Francesco Piraino (Ca’ Foscari University)
Feyza Burak-Adli (Northwestern University)
M. Shobhana Xavier (Queen’s University)


It is possible to participate as a speaker by submitting a paper to, by 1 June 2021