Elora Shehabuddin

WSRP Research Associate 2004-2005

Research project

Re-shaping the Holy: Muslim Women's Activism in Bangladesh

This project explores the relationship between politically engaged Muslim women and the transformation of Islam in the public sphere. Specifically, it examines how an Islamist political movement such as the Jamaat-I-Islami in Bangladesh is adapting to the increasing visibility and empowerment of Muslim women in a democratic context.

WSRP lecture

Reshaping the Holy: Muslim Women's Activism in Bangladesh


HDS 3904: Gender, Islam, and Party Politics in Comparative Perspective: Seminar (Spring 2005)


Reshaping the Holy: Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh
Elora Shehabuddin
Columbia University Press, 2007