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Curriculum Vitae

Ebrahim Moosa

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118C Gray Building
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3520 (office)

PhDUniversity of Cape Town1995
Areas of Research

Law, Moral Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Islamic Thought

Areas of Interest

Studies in al-Ghazali
intellectual traditions of pre-modern Islam
madrasas of south Asia
contemporary Islamic thought
Muslim ethics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Best First Book in the History of Religions 2006, American Academy of Religion, November, 2006
Philanthropy for Social Justice in Muslim Societies, The Ford Foundation, July, 2005
Carnegie Scholars Award 2005, Carnegie Corporation of New York, May, 2005
Mapping Knowledge, Shaping Muslim Ethics: Seeking a Paradigm Shift, The Ford Foundation
Professional Service

A&S Council
Chair, Lectures Committee, August 01, 2011 - present  
Member, CDC, August 01, 2011 - present  
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, October 1, 2010 - present  
Associate Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center, June 1, 2006 - December 1, 2008  
University Committee
Faculty Member, Graduate Program in Religion, 2012 - present  
Member of the Advisory Board, Franklin Humanities Institute, June 1, 2008 - present  
member of the executive committee, Duke Human Rights Center, 2006 - present  
Member of the Steering Committee of Ethics Certificate committee, Kenan Institute for Ethics, 2006 - present  
Dept Committee
Chair, Lectures Committee, August, 2011 - present  
chair of Islamic Studies search committee, Search Committee for Islamic Studies tenure track position, August 30, 2007 - May 30, 2008  
Gateway Course on Religion, December 2007  
Professional Activities
member, Contending Modernities Working project on Science and the Human Person, University of Notre Dame, 3 year project, 2012 - present  
Member of the Advisory Board, Journal for Islamic Studies (JIS), 15 August 2004  
Member editorial collective, Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise, 15 August 2004  
Member of the Advisory Board, UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL), UCLA School of Law, 2003  
Member Editorial Board, Journal for the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), 2001-  
Committee member, American Academy of Religion: History of Religions Best First Book Jury & conveners of the American Lectures of the History of Religions Centennial Sc, undefined 1, 2007 - present  
Member, Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures published by E.J. Brill (Leiden), general editor, Suad Joseph, August 15, 2003 - 2007  
Member, International Connections Committee of the American Academy of Religion, January 15, 2000 - 2007  
Member, Advisory Council of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS), August 15, 2003 - January 01, 2007  
American Academy for the Advancement of Science: Advisory Committee Dialogue of Science, Ethics and Religion, 2003 - January 01, 2006  
University Services
Editorial Board, Duke University Press, 2007 - June 06, 2009  
Special Projects
Reviewer, Tenure Review, October 15, 2010  
referee, Oxford University Press- reviewed 2 book manuscripts, December 2008  
Service to the Graduate Program in Religion
Co-Convener, Religion & Modernity, September 09, 2010 - present  
Convenor of the Islamic Studies Track, July 1, 2008 - present  
member, Graduate Admissions committee member for 2011-2012  
Member, MA Committee, January 1, 2008  
Member, Religion & Modernity Track, December 2007  
Admissions Committee, Graduate Program, February 15, 2007  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Critical Issues in Contemporary Islam, MUIS Academy, Singapore, September 12, 2013  
Critical Islam: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia, National University of Singapore, September 08, 2013  
Muslim Ethics in the Public Sphere, March 25, 2013  
Muslim Minorities Leadership Colloquium, Paris, France, 2013/03/29-31  
The Great Debates: Sharia & Islamic Law, Asia Society, New York, December 08, 2011 [great-debates-islamic-debate]  
Muslim-Jewish Scholars Conference, New York, October 30, 2011 [ancient-texting]  
Constructing Public Life in the Madrasa-Sphere: Public Good as Salvation, University of Cape Town, October 14, 2011  
Legalism and Religion, Hartford Seminary, September 19, 2011 [aspx]  
Biotechnology and Justice, London, 8-10 July, 2011  
Divine Action and Human Response, Paderborn University, Germany, 23-28 July, 2011  
Religion, Peacebuilding and Development, Asilimaar, California, 5-9 June, 2011  
Norms in the Madrasa-Sphere, Berkeley University, 6-7 May, 2011  
Between Freedom of Religion and Respect for Cultural Values, American University of Beirut/Heinrich Boell Foundation, 1-2 April, 2011  
Encounters with Traditional Muslim Discourses: Discursive Legitimacy in Contemporary Islam, al-Ghat, Saudi Arabia, 11-14 January, 2011  
The Politics of Love, Syracuse University, April 16, 2009  
Four Lectures on Contemporary Muslim Ethics, Institute d'études de l'islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISM) at L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), June 2, 2008  
Educating Identities, Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, March 28, 2008  
History and Normativity in Traditional Indian Islamic Thought, King's College London conference on Traditions in the Present, March 15, 2008  
Challenges to Islamic Education, Averroes Academy, Chicago, March 07, 2008  
Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Islamic Thought delivered as part of Dourous Hassaniyya-Hasaniyya Lectures invited by King Muhammad VI of Morocco, Fez, Morocco, October 09, 2007  
Series in Muslim Ethics, International Islamic University, Islamabad, June 2, 2007  
Inter-Religious Dialogue: An Encounter between Islam and Christianity, Coimbra University, Portugal, May, 2007  
Faculty Member 22nd Annual Cross Currents Research Colloquium, Union Theological Seminary, New York, July, 2005  
Science, Technology and Ethics, Gadjah Mada University, Center for Religion & Cross-Cultural Studies, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, 2005  
Neuropolitics: The Dialogics of Life and Death, Plenary address to the International Association for the History of Religion, Tokyo Japan, March, 2005  
Issues in Muslim Bioethics, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Baltimore, October 2002  
Invited to deliver plenary talk, Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, August 2002  
Invited by the office of the deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Forum, July 2002  
Invited to deliver talk on Rethinking Islam in Modernity, Isfahan, Iran, March 2002  
Invited to speak at conference on Informed Consent in Islamic ethics, Fordham University, January 2002  
Invited to speak on a special panel of the American Academy of Religion, on “September 11, 2001”, Boulder Colorado, November 2001  
Accepted an invitation to deliver three seminars on “Intellectual Modernity in Islam”, Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden University, March 2001  
Wiegand Lecturer on “The Struggle for Muslim Personal Law in South Africa,” in distinguished Wiegand lecture series on Pivotal Ideas in World Civilisation, Duke University, North Carolina, January 2001  
Dissonance of Gazes Towards the Body in Islamic Law, conference on “God, Life & Cosmos: Theistic Perspectives”, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 5-8, 2000  
Re-interpreting Islam, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, May 2000  
Revisiting Islam and Modernity, Institute for Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, April 24-30, 2000  
Reinterpreting Women in Islam, Conference on Colonizing Women, University of California Los Angeles, Law School, 14 April 2000  
Islam and Constitutionalism in South Africa, Islam and Constitutionalism conference, Harvard University, April 7-9, 2000  
Implications of Language in the Reconstruction of Islamic law and Theology, Mini-conference on Islamic Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, February 2000  
Notion of the Other in Muslim Theology, Delivered at the Sawyer Seminar on “Hatred: Encountering the Other”, University of Chicago, February 2000  
Public Lectures, Haverford College, Swarthmore College and Temple University, 1 July 1999  
Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination, workshop on Image, Matter, Body-Bodies of Texts in Spaces of Art, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, June 19-22, 2005  
Doctoral Theses Directed

SherAli Tareen, (2004 - May 30, 2012)  
Youshaa Patel, (2003 - May 30, 2012)  
Hina Azam, (July 1, 2001 - 2005)  
Kecia Ali, (2001 - February 3, 2004)  
Publications (listed separately)

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