Amina Wadud is an internationally known scholar on Islam and gender. She has lived in six different countries and traveled to more than 50 countries as a consultant on Islam, Human Rights, and Women. Dr. Wadud is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and visiting scholar at Starr King School for Ministry in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective, (Oxford, 1999) and, most recently, of Inside the Gender Jihad: Reform in Islam (OneWorld, 2006).
Amina Wadud gives a keynote lecture at the 2013 Gender Studies Symposium: