(pronounced Sub-ā Fāth-ma)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
I received my PhD in Philosophy from Social, Political, Ethical, & Legal (SPEL) Philosophy Department at Binghamton University, NY.
I am currently settled in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO and love teaching at SIUE.
Research Interests: Contemporary Islamic Thought, Muslim/Muslim-American issues within a framework of Feminist & Critical Race Theory; Virtue Ethics; Social and Political (esp. within prescriptive Islam); Non-ideal Theory; Applied Ethics.
“On the Edge of Knowing: Microaggression and Epistemic Uncertainty as a Woman of Color,” in Surviving Sexism in Academia: Feminist Strategies for Leadership, edited by Kirsti Cole and Holly Hassel, Routledge 2017, p. 147-154
“Contested Terrains of Women of Color and Third World Women,” Co-authored by Kristie Dotson, Ranjoo Seodu Herr, Serene J. Khader and Stella Nyanzi. Musings, Hypatia, Volume 33, Issue 3, Summer 2017, p. 731–742
“Striving for God’s Attention: Gendered Spaces and Piety,” Hypatia, Vol. 31, Issue 3, 2016, p. 605-619
“Can Doctors Maintain Good Character? An Examination of Physician Lives,” J. of Medical Humanities, 2016, p.1-15
“Liberalism and the Muslim-American Predicament,” Social Theory and Practice, vol. 40, no. 4, 2014, p.591-608
“Muslim-American Scripts” Hypatia, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2013, p.341–359
“Presence of Mind” Social Philosophy Today, Volume 28, 2012, p. 131-146
“Who Counts as a Muslim? Identity, Multiplicity and Politics” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Volume 31, Issue 3, 2011, p. 339-353
“An Examination of the Ethics of Submissiveness,” Journal of Islamic Philosophy, Volume 4, 2008, p. 3–21.
Review of Aysha Hidayatullah's Feminist Edges of the Qur'an, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Hypatia (2015). Available at: http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO/reviews/content/219
Web Links of Recent Engagements:
St. Louisans on Islamophobia: ‘The real face of Islam is the face you see in front of you right now’ St. Louis on the Air: NPR. January 13, 2016
Interview by Hypatia - Affective Response as Political Response:
SIUE Hijab Day Challenge - February 27, 2014 (my bit starts at 17:50 min mark)
“Combating Anti-Muslim Oppression,” St. Louis Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), St. Louis, Apr 2017
“A Conversation on the Muslim American community,” Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Feb 2017
“Muslim American Political Disenfranchisement,” A Night of Philosophy and Ideas, Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Jan 2017
“The Muslim-American Problem,” University of North Carolina Charlotte, Nov 2016
“Oppressive Freedoms: hijab, burkini, and bikinis,” SIUE Women Studies Program, Sept 2016
“ Introduction to Shia Islam” Life Long Learning Programs, SIUE, April 2016
“Gynecologic Care of Muslim Patients” Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Dec 2015
“Embracing our Muslim Neighbors” Center for Spirituality & Sustainability, SIUE, Oct 2015
Conversations about being a minority in academia, MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) Brooklyn College, May 2015
“Women of Color in the Academy and Epistemic Doubt,” SIUE Women's Studies Spring Events, Mar 2015
“Understanding Race Lingo: Racial Experiences in America,” SIUE Black Lives Matter Series, SIUE, Mar 2015
“Sectarianism in the Middle East,” Lifelong Learning Programs - Great Decisions Series, SIUE, Feb 2015
“Islamic awakening,” Lifelong Learning Programs - Great Decisions Series, SIUE, Mar 2014
“SIUE Hijab Day Challenge,” Muslim Student Association, SIUE Chapter, Feb 2014
“Muslim Women Today”
Life Long Learning Programs, SIUE, Sep 2013
Edwardsville Library Spring Program, Edwardsville Public Library, Mar 2013
“Women in Islam in the context of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.” The Year of the Book Series, Women Studies Program, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Oct 2012
“Medical Ethics and Empathy,” Senior Resident FOCUS, Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY
Sep 2011 & Aug 2012
“Muslim Political Identity,” 2010 Sagan National Colloquium, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH Sep 2010,
Contemporary Islamic Thought, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Theory (all with emphasis on the social & political), World Religion, and Reasoning & Argumentation.