Call for Papers: Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies

Call for papers to participate in the Conference

Sufism and Gender in Contemporary Societies

(Fondazione Giorgio Cini – 3 December 2021)


Deadline: 1st June 2021



This conference then 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)