Symposium on The Agency of Muslim Women in the Australian Context

21 February 2018 to 22 February 2018


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Symposium on The Agency of Muslim Women in the Australian Context

This Symposium aims to take an in-depth and exclusive look at the role and agency of Muslim Women in the Australian context. It will bring together leading academics and activists to examine the various areas that both affect Muslim women and in which Muslim women are active agents, leaders and participants. In bringing together scholars from disciplines including law, sociology, Islamic studies, philosophy and theology, the Symposium will exhibit the experiences and challenges of Muslim women, identifying gaps for improvement.


Some of the key themes include:

  • Muslim women leadership in Australia
  • Family law and Family Violence
  • Challenges and Islamophobia
  • Emerging spaces of agency for Muslim women
  • Female Islamic scholarship and Spirituality
  • Media and Representation
  • Identity
  • Facilitating Agency.


Keynote Speakers:


DRAFT PROGRAM (last updated 24 January 2018)



Wednesday 21 February: 9am - 5.20pm

Thursday 22 February: 9am - 5pm


Registration fees (inc. GST)

(Registration is for 2-day conference attendance)

Full fee: $300

Alumni: $240

Student: $140


Please note that the conference will serve a halal menu.


The symposium is supported by The University of Sydney Law School and The University of Melbourne Law School, and partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.


Time: See above

Location: Dockside, Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 5d312f56324335021219384b321e5b3c0e61081e191e2319